Alonzo J. Morley

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Alonzo John Morley graduated from Brigham Young University in 1925 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, and received his Master's Degree in Educational Administration in 1931. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of Iowa in 1935.

Personal Life

Morley was born on January 8, 1903, in Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah. He attended Moroni grade and high schools.

On September 2, 1925, he married Eloise Stewart. Together they had five children: Stewart A., Marilyn, Diane, Janet, and Gerald Kent.

Career

In addition to teaching at Uintah and Weber County High Schools, he was a visiting professor of speech at the University of Southern California and Ohio State University. He also returned to BYU as professor of speech and hearing rehabilitation. He was the chairman of the BYU Speech Department from 1928 to 1931.

Morely was a member of numerous professional speech organizations, including being the President of the Western Speech Association. He is the author of a text book, has published numerous articles, and is a skillful play director. He occasionally played roles in BYU campus productions, including Bill of Divorcement, Merchant of Venice, and Life with Father.

References

  • Special Program for Naming of Areas, Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center. Tuesday, November 23, 1965. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 84602.
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