ernest b. morris
An attorney who practiced law in Albany, New York from 1931 to 1963, Ernie Morris was a nationally prominent figure during harness racing's growth years. He was member of the board of directors and counsel of the U. S. Trotting Association, a president of Harness Tracks of America, and was president of Saratoga Raceway and later chairman of its board from 1963 to 1987. He was also an amateur driver and owner of several harness horses, notably Eric B., one of the top trotters in the country during his three-year-old season. In 1987 Morris was elected to the Living Hall of Fame. Born in Rensselaer, New York, he was a graduate of Union College and Albany Law School. He became a noted trial attorney, was appointed Albany County District Attorney by Governor Thomas Dewey and later served as New York State Deputy Attorney General. Ernie Morris died in Manchester, New Hampshire on December 22, 1991 at age eighty-three.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals