Thomas Robert Morrow Esq DIG, 33°
Member, Albert Pike Lodge #219
1888 - Charter Member, Kansas City Lodge #220
Past Master, Kansas City Lodge #220
Past Master, Albert Pike Lodge

1888 - 32° Consistory of Western MO, Valley of Kansas City
Charter Member - Life Member 1896
1888 - Knight Commander of the Court of Honour
1889 - Venerable Master, Adoniram Lodge of Perfection
1889-90 - Wise Master, Areiopagus Chapter of Rose Croix
1890-93 - Venerable Master of Kadosh in the Consistory
1890 - Coroneted 33° Inspector General Honorary
Deputy Inspector General, Valley of Kansas City

1886 - Member, Kansas City Royal Arch Chapter #28
Past High Priest, Kansas City Royal Arch Chapter #28
1892 - Master, Shekinah Council #24
1886 - Oriental Knight Templar, Commandery #35 KT
Past Commander, Oriental Knight Templar, Commandery #35 KT
Past Grand Commander, Grand Commandery of Missouri

1897-98 - Potentate, Ararat Shrine Temple

Co-Founder of Masonic Orphans Home

Occupation: Attorney at Lathrop, Morrow, Fox & Moore
Alumnus: Yale (1880), Yale Law School (1882)
Served gubernatorial appointment: Kansas City Police Commissioner
Interred: Hartford, Connecticut

Thomas D. Morrow (Jan 24, 1857 - Nov 29, 1921) was born in Hartford, Connecticut, attending public schools there until his high school graduation in 1876 and entered Yale College, graduating in 1880. He completed Yale Law School in 1882 and opened an office for a short time in Hartford. He then became the only member of his family to travel west, finding himself in Kansas City where he established himself as a prominent Kansas City attorney in the law firm of Lathrop, Morrow, Fox & Moore, reputed to be among the strongest law firms of western Missouri. In 1900, Thomas was in charge of the Kansas City end of the reorganization of the Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Gulf Railroad into the Kansas City Southern Railroad and became the general attorney for Kansas City Southern. He also became the general attorney for the Sante Fe Railroad in Missouri and Iowa. Brother Morrow was also appointed to a term on the Kansas City, Missouri Board of Police Commissioners 1890-1893 by Governor David R. Francis.

Brother Morrow was a devoted Freemason. He was a charter member and past master of Kansas City Lodge #220. He served in various leadership positions in the Scottish Rite, serving as Venerable Master of the Adoniram Lodge of Perfection, Wise Master of Areiopagus Chapter of Rose Croix and as Venerable Master of Kadosh of the Consistory. He was described as being the Valley of Kansas City's first great liturgist and was coroneted a 33° Mason in 1890. Brother Morrow was also a dedicated Shriner and in 1897 was elected Potentate of Ararat Shrine. In the York Rite he was a member of the Kansas City Royal Arch Chapter #28, a past Master of Shekinah Council #24, a Knight Templar in Oriental Commandery #35 and was a Past Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State of Missouri.
Ref: Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference, Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908. Kansas City Times, Nov 30, 1921.