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that year entered the Government Naval Service as Executive Aviation Officer at the Great Lakes Naval Air Station at Chicago. In 1919 Morriss was employed by Oliver Typewriter Company, then later he entered the radio broadcasting business in Chicago. After a time in this field he went into Hotel Management at the Drake and Blackstone Hotels in Chicago. In December, 1929 Morriss was one of the original promoters of the Early Birds in Chicago and served as the organization's first President. In the early 1930's he moved to Los Angeles, California where he became Manager of the Clark Hotel. His Hotel soon became the official west coast headquarters for Early Birds and on several occasions he sponsored E.B. reunions and gatherings there. Morris passed away at Los Angeles in 1944, at age 70, and was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Early Bird, Flying Pioneer "Bud" Morris was a man of many interests and talents. Adventurer and explorer, his lifetime led him into many vocations. Promoter, organizer, and investor, he became enthusiastic over aviation along the way, learned to fly and did his bit to promote the budding aviation industry during its early period of development.
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