L. Morrison, the fourth President of ITE, was also the first
president to serve only a one year term, 1936 to 1937. A native of Illinois, he was born in 1883. He received his Civil Engineering degree from the University of
Illinois in 1912 and a Masters from Columbia University in 1914.
was a Professor of Highway Engineering at Texas A&M University for
several years and was also a Captain in the Army Engineers for a short
period during World War I. After the war he was a testing engineer for the Pittsburgh
Testing Laboratory at Birmingham, Alabama moving on to a managerial role
in a concrete products company in Birmingham.
1924 he became an associate professor and the Professor of Highway
Engineering and Transportation at the University of Michigan.
At the time of his election he was the first mid-westerner to
serve as President of ITE.
He was also a Founder of ITE in 1930 and a Vice
President for two years, 1934 to 1936.
He was a Director from 1931 to 1933.
Morrison also did part time consulting and made numerous contributions
to the professional journals.
He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers,
Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists and was a Honorary Fellow of
the Institute of Highway Engineers.
He also took time out to serve on the Ann Arbor City Council
during his long career.