Charles Morris was born in Sutton Valence, Kent on 25 January 1898 and died at his home in the Lake District on 30 May 1990. The elder son of a schools inspector, he was educated at Tonbridge School. In 1919, after serving in World War I he went up to Trinity College, Oxford, where he was a student of H.A. Prichard, and took the shortened degree course. From 1921 to 1941 he was fellow and tutor at Balliol College, although for one year (1926–7) while on leave from Balliol he held a visiting professorship at University of Michigan, Ann Arbour.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.