Howard Morrison, Jr.

Howard Morrison, Jr. was born in Savannah on May 14, 1943. He attended Massie School, The Pape School, graduated from the Choate School in 1961 and from Yale University in 1965. He served three years on active duty in the United States Navy, retiring in 1969 as a Lieutenant. Morrison moved to Atlanta in 1970 to work with C & S Bank, which was founded by his grandfather, Mills B. Lane. Morrison’s banking career spanned nearly 30 years. When he retired from banking in 1996, Morrison returned to Savannah where he was instrumental in establishing the Coastal Business, Education & Technology Alliance (now the Creative Coast) and initiating and developing the Georgia Tech Savannah campus. Morrison believed that giving back to his community was of utmost importance and served on, chaired, and was actively involved with many educational and charitable boards throughout his life, including serving as Georgia Historical Society President from 1994 to 1996. Morrison also served on the boards of numerous technology companies in Atlanta and Savannah and was instrumental in the founding of businesses and nonprofits throughout the state. Howard Morrison died on January 24, 2019, age 75, and is buried in Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah.