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William Weaks Morris ("Willie")

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Born: 1934 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors

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1934 - Born in Jackson, Mississippi on the 29th of November.

1956 - Morris graduated and began studying history at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

1963 - He joined the staff of Harper's as an associate editor, becoming editor-in-chief four years later, shortly before North Toward Home was published.

1967 - He became the youngest editor of Harper's Magazine.
 
        - He returned to the United States to be the editor of The Texas Observer, a liberal weekly magazine.

1980 -  He moved back to his native state to be a writer in residence at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi.

1999 - On the 2nd of August, Morris died of a heart attack just before the movie debuted, after seeing an advance screening of the film and praising it.



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