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Bruce R. Morgan; Founded Washington Consulting Company After Law Career

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bruce R. Morgan, 74, a lawyer who later founded a consulting company, died Oct. 14 at Georgetown University Hospital of complications from hip surgery. He lived in Washington.

In 1976, Mr. Morgan was a founder of Morgan-Newman Associates, which later became Bruce Morgan Associates. His firm provided economic, industrial and technical information and analyses to international clients and private companies. Mr. Morgan was chief executive of the company until his death.

He was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Sacramento. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and in 1957 graduated from the university's law school.

He served as a legal officer in the Air Force in Saudi Arabia and Morocco from 1958 to 1961.

Mr. Morgan was a corporate and tax lawyer in California from 1961 to 1967, when he entered the Peace Corps. He was director of Peace Corps programs in Nepal until 1970.

From 1971 to 1975, he was executive director of the Center for Research and Education, a nonprofit company in Denver. He worked on a Treasury Department economic commission in Saudi Arabia before starting his consulting business.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Bette Morgan of Washington; three children, Michael Morgan of Chantilly, Brian Morgan of Dallas and Jeanne Morgan Cashin of Silver Spring; his mother, Rose Morgan of Chevy Chase; two brothers, Ronald Morgan of Cabin John and Richard Morgan of Menlo Park, Calif.; a sister, Jacquelynn Granstra of Eureka, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

-- Matt Schudel

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