Morris, Luke (1707-1793)

Philadelphia businessman.

Possibly a member of the Junto; long-time friend of Franklin. Owned a ropewalk at Southwark. Member of the Union Fire Company (1743). Contributed to the Pennsylvania Hospital (1756). Director of Philadelphia contributorship (1768-82). Warden of port of Philadelphia (1778, 1783).

Quaker. Son of Anthony and Elizabeth (Watson) Morris. Uncle of James, Joseph, and Samuel Morris. Married Mary (Allen) Richards (1749); no issue.