Ex-Mayor Morgan
dies at 75

      Thomas R. Morgan, Republican mayor of Butte from 1949 to 1953, died Sunday while vacationing in Las Vegas. He was 75.  The family home is at 2039 Gaylord.

     Before becoming mayor, he was a city alderman and had worked as a bus driver and street railway motorman and conductor. After leaving the mayor’s office he became a state liquor vendor at the Park and Montana Street store. In 1961 he was transferred to the state liquor license inspector force.

     Mr. Morgan was born in Hayle, Cornwall, England, July 31, 1893. He was educated in England and moved to Butte in 1912.  He married the former Laura Pascoe in Butte in 1916.

     A member of the Butte Pioneers Club, Mr. Morgan was one of the group that traveled to Columbia Gardens on a jumbo open streetcar when the last street railway run was made here in 1937.

     He was a leader and sponsor of the Butte Newsboys’ Club which flourished here in 1917-20 and a prominent booster of the annual East-West Shrine football game for crippled children.

     He was a member of Mount Moriah Lodge 24, AF&AM and served as past master in 1950. He also belonged to Bagdad Temple of the Shrine Scottish Rite Bodies, and Mountain View Methodist Church.

     Survivors include the widow; sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Morgan Jr.; son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Burckhartt and seven grandchildren, all of Butte, and a brother, Henry, in England.

     Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Richards Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

 The Montana Standard
Butte, Montana
Tuesday, October 22, 1968-Page 1


Walkerville flag to fly half-mast for T. R. Morgan  

     Mayor James B. Shea said Wednesday he has ordered the flag flown at half-mast from the Walkerville City Hall in tribute to the memory of Thomas R. Morgan, former Butte mayor who died Sunday.  Shea said:

     “Walkerville shares the sorrow of its sister city, Butte.  Mayor Morgan often cooperated with the Walkerville city administration in community and government projects.”


The Montana Standard
Butte, Montana
Thursday, October 24, 1968-Page 5