HAROLD MORGAN JR. June 12, 1946 – Oct. 20, 2023
Harold Morgan, Jr., died Oct. 20 in Albuquerque. He was 77.
Harold was born in Oklahoma City on June 12, 1946, to Iverna and Harold M. Morgan. The family moved to Albuquerque in the late 1950s for his father’s job involving early uranium mining in the Grants area.
Harold attended Jefferson Middle School and Highland High School. He was in the first class of St. John’s College, Santa Fe campus. He earned a BA at the University of New Mexico, did graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma, and received his MBA from the UNM Anderson School of Management.
His concern for the economic welfare of his local community and all residents of New Mexico was manifest in his work life. He was founding editor of the New Mexico Business Journal, business manager of New Mexico Magazine, editor of the New Mexico Progress (an economic newsletter), a syndicated columnist. He served president of the New Mexico Industrial Development Executives Association and on the board of the Association of Commerce and Industry.
He spent ten years of researching and writing a book about the Ambrosia Lake mining boom. He designed his book cover hours before transport to hospice.
Donations in Harold’s honor can be made to St John’s College in Santa Fe, https://community.stjohnscollege.edu/giving.