Morris was born in Cape Cross to a family of lawyers. His parents trained him in law, but he took little interest that so he switched careers to medicine. He worked in various posts at the Department of Health. In 1961 President (and former Court President) Andrew Kirkley named him Court President. He survived and pleased the Dort and Sherman administrations. He decided Putela Distribution v. AJI-NO-MOTO. He was so acclaimed that he remained as President of the Supreme Court until his death in 1976.