Rachel and John Morton

Rachel and John Morton

John and Rachel Morton are both 1966 graduates of UMass Amherst. They met in a mathematics class.

John Morton was raised in Maine and attended UMass Amherst after spending four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He went on to earn his J.D. from Harvard University Law School in 1969. He has founded and held leadership roles in multiple high tech encryption, optical, plastics and chemical enterprises. He retired as a senior partner at Hale and Dorr, LLC, where he worked with high-ranking government officials in the US, China and Eastern European countries to design and implement legal, business, and economic structures necessary to achieve democratization, privatization and economic stabilization. Morton serves on the Commonwealth Honors College Advisory Board.


Please address your thank you letter to Mr. & Mrs. Morton.