Charles R. “Bob” Morrison, a former transportation expert and lawyer, died April 23 of complications of dementia and pneumonia at Carroll Hospice’s Dove House in Westminster. The Upperco resident was 90.
Charles Robert Morrison, the son of Bruce Morrison, and his wife, Ethel Scheidt Morrison, was born in West Baltimore and raised there.
He was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1950 in transportation from the University of Maryland, College Park.
After graduating from college where he had been an ROTC member, Mr. Morrison served for two years in the Air Force. He then earned his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.
From 1968 to 1986, he was manager of traffic and transportation for the Koppers Co. Inc., and from 1979 to 1980, was a staff assistant to the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee’s subcommittee on trade.
Mr. Morrison was an associate with Drescher, Davison, Franges & Associates, a Baltimore bankruptcy firm, from 1986 until his retirement in 1994.
He was a former chairman of the Maryland Transportation Commission and had been a commissioner for the old state Roads Commission.
Mr. Morrison had been a member of the Greater Baltimore Commission, Maryland State Chamber of Commerce and Governor’s Special Committee on Transit Operating Costs.
He was an avid golfer and in retirement worked part time with Greystone Golf Club in White Hall, where he was a member. He also enjoyed astronomy and reading.
Services are private.
Mr. Morrison is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Betty J. Prota, a retired real estate agent; a daughter, Jennifer Carle of Towson; and two grandsons. An earlier marriage ended in divorce.