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 Clarence J. Morley

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Clarence J. Morley

  • Birth 9 Feb 1869 Dyersville, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 15 Nov 1948 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
  • Memorial ID 7209321

Republican Governor of Colorado, 1921-1925. Won election with the support of and subsequently heavily influenced in office by the Ku Klux Klan. Afer leaving the governorship, he formed C. J. Morley & Company, an Indianapolis stock brokerage firm, which was soon found guilty of mail fraud by sending false statements through the U.S. mail to defraud its customers. He was indicted for twenty-one counts of mail fraud and served a prison term of five years in Leavenworth.

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  • Originally Created by: GravesScribe
  • Added: 26 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7209321
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clarence J. Morley (9 Feb 1869–15 Nov 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7209321, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .