Brief Bio of Morris Hallowell

Morris Longstreth Hallowell IV was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1949 and grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut.

He was graduated from Greenwich High School, holds a BA in English Literature from Colgate University, and an MBA from Boston University.

After finishing school, he managed retail stores for Design Research in Westport, Connecticut, San Francisco and Philadelphia.  D|R was an offshoot of Walter Gropius' and Ben Thompson's, The Architect's Collaborative, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It sold furniture, fabrics, clothing, kitchen and diningroom gear complementing the contemporary Bauhaus-style houses being designed by TAC.

From 1977 until 1983, he was president of Aston Martin of North America, the English carmaker's US subsidiary for importation and distribution; establishing and maintaining a dealer organization as well as parts distribution, service training, P/R and marketing.

In 1983, a change of ownership of the Aston Martin factory suggested a conversion of his longtime interest in fine guns into an actual business. He formed Hallowell & Co. in Greenwich, Connecticut, next door to the former headquarters of Aston Martin in the USA.

In 1991, he married Ann Ballard, a fine lady of many mutual interests, and while he did not know her at the time, was born in the same hospital in Concord, Massachusetts.

A deteriorating political climate in Connecticut prompted a move to Montana in 1999. He sold the Greenwich building to respected gunmakers and dealers, Griffin & Howe. They continued to operate a gun business from those premises until, in 2014 the same cause, magnified, forced their withdrawal from Connecticut as well. Our old building is now a Ferrari parking lot.

But, Montana is wonderful.

A few of his extracurricular interests apart from guns and shooting revolve around music from the baroque to the early romantic periods, piano, literature, American landscape painting from late 19th to early 20th centuries, history, food and wine, skiing, riding, photography and blacksmithing.

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