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For the mirror universe counterpart, see Thomas Morrow.

Harrison Morrow (also known as Harold Morrow or Randolph H. Morrow) was a human male serving as an officer in Starfleet in the 23rd century. As of 2285, he held the position of Commander, Starfleet with the rank of fleet admiral. (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)


Morrow first met James T. Kirk in 2255. (FASA RPG module: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update) It was Morrow who sponsored Kirk for his captaincy and pressured him into applying to the admiralty following the completion of his first five-year mission as captain of the Federation starship USS Enterprise. Morrow was Chief of Staff of the Federation Starfleet, under Fleet Admiral Heihachiro Nogura, when the Enterprise was dispatched to intercept V'Ger in 2273. When Nogura stepped down as a result of the failed Operation: Dixie, Morrow was chosen to replace him. (TOS novel: The Lost Years, TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, FASA RPG: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update)

Morrow oversaw the Transwarp Project for Starfleet. (DS9 - The Lives of Dax short story: "Infinity")

In 2285, Morrow took command of the USS Cochise to rescue the crew of the Kismet during the time ripple crisis. (TOS novel: Time for Yesterday)

By 2286, Morrow had retired from Starfleet, and had been replaced by Admiral Lance Cartwright. (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home) In 2291, Morrow was sent to represent a group of influential private citizens to meet with Klingon General Navok, to discuss how to avoid future war with the Klingon Empire. (TOS - Mere Anarchy eBook: The Blood-Dimmed Tide)

Interestingly, FASA's Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update gives Morrow's first name as Randolph with a middle initial of "E", while the novel Rules of Engagement also gives Morrow's first name as Randolph but the middle initial is "H". The actual first name of "Harry" originates in Harve Bennett's screenplay for Star Trek III, and was used in that film's novelization and subsequent stories.

Alternate timelineEdit

In an alternate timeline created by the death of Spock in 2237, Admiral Morrow was killed in the Genesis War in 2291. He was succeeding as the Commanding Officer of Starfleet by Patrick West. (TOS - Myriad Universes novella: The Chimes at Midnight)

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Preceded by:
Heihachiro Nogura
Commander, Starfleet
(before 2285)–(2286)
Succeeded by:
Commanding Officers, Starfleet Command
Ufp-emblem Robert L. ComsolHeihachiro NoguraHarold MorrowLance CartwrightLeonard James Akaar Starfleet Command logo
Chiefs of Staff for the Federation Starfleet
Ufp-emblem Jonathan ArcherArthur MasonDai MehkanMarcus van DiemenHarold MorrowRobert BennettLes LandauGene Roddenberry Starfleet Command logo

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