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HARRY MORLEY (Jan 1948)
Harry Morley has been from St. Louis to Washington, D.C, and back again, serving on the boards of more than a dozen civic and charitable organizations along the way.
He has made a mark on Laclede’s Landing, the Arch grounds, along Washington Avenue and on such local Organizations as Coaches for Youth Sports, College School of Webster Groves, and the Distributive Education of America.
He got involved with government work in 1963 as director of administration for St. Louis County which lasted until the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development hired him in 1970, He rose to assistant secretary at HUD, but returned to St. Louis to take the job of first president of the Regional Commerce and Growth Association in 1973.
At RCGA, Harry oversaw of the molding of the new umbrella organization out of three former development agencies. During his tenure, from 1973 to 1978, he helped start to Spirit of St. Louis Labor Council, helped form the city’s first sports commission and started Leadership St. Louis, a training program aimed at preparing young executives for civic and public involvement.
Harry got involved with efforts to get Laclede’s Landing back on it’s feet in 1976. He was an original director of Laclede’s Landing Redevelop Corporation until 1992, when he became chairman.
The Entrepreneur of the Year for 2000 has served on the advisory committee of the College School of Webster Groves, the board of directors for St. John’s and St. Luke’s Hospitals, the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, the Olympic Festival Committee, and was chairman of the Missouri and Transportation Commission and the Missouri State Industrial Development Corporation.
DOB: Aug 13, 1930 St. Louis, MO DOD: Feb 24, 2020 Creve Coeur, MO Age 89