John Lewis Morris

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John Lewis Morris (born 1869 in Lafayette - died ) was a pioneer aviator.

Lewis was the second son of future Birmingham mayor William H. Morris. He and E. W. Chaney constructed the first airplane built in the city, a Blériot monoplane completed in 1909 and flown from an airfield near Powderly.

Morris and his wife, the former Agnes L. Phillips of Canton, Ohio, had two sons and two daughters.


  • Nesbitt, Sara (Summer 2001) "The Morris Family Journal" The Oak Hill Pioneer. Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 4-5