Hon. Sid W. Morrison
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Born in the Yakima Valley, Sid Morrison earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Washington State University in 1954. He was actively involved in the management of Morrison Fruit Company from 1956 through 1980. Committed to public service, Mr. Morrison served as a representative in the Washington State Legislature from 1967-73 and as a senator from 1974-80. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the 4th Congressional District in 1980, serving until 1992. Returning to Washington State, Mr. Morrison was appointed Secretary of Transportation from 1993 through 2001.
In retirement, Mr. Morrison serves on the executive board of Energy-Northwest (power producer utilizing a 1200 megawatt nuclear plant, hydro projects, wind farms, solar systems, and bio-mass conversion); chairs Yakima Basin Storage Alliance; serves as vice president of the Rainier Institute (a Seattle-based think tank, founded with Booth Gardner); chairs the board of the Tri-Cities Local Business Association; is treasurer of the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima; and sits on the boards of directors of Federal Engineers and Constructors and Mainstream Republicans of Washington. Morrison is currently serving as Chair for the Board of Trustees at Central Washington University.
"Reflections of 1974"
The program also features James Brooks, former CWU President. He will share his reflections of 1974, when the School of Business and Economics was established.