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Oldest Aggie Ike Morris ’33 Dies At 109

Caitlin "Cait" Shields '11 October 20, 2019 5:13 PM updated: October 21, 2019 10:16 AM

Col. Tom C. "Ike" Morris ’33, the oldest known Aggie, passed away peacefully Sunday in San Antonio. He was 109.

He was senior class president at A&M and chaired the 1932 student committee that first set requirements for seniors to earn the Aggie Ring. That committee also was first to standardize the design of the Ring. 

Three years ago, he established an Aggie Ring Scholarship that pays for at least one student’s Aggie Ring every year.

In July as his 109th birthday approached, The Association put out a call for birthday cards. Aggies mailed him more than 400 to celebrate. Read more here.

Read more about his experience of A&M before “howdy” and his service in World War II here. You can find many more stories we've done about him over the years at

Visitation will be held Tuesday and services on Wednesday in Waxahachie. Memorials can be sent to The Association of Former Students, Tom C. “Ike” Morris Memorial, 505 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840; or to Ellis County Veterans Ceremony, 2001 US-287, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. 

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