Sheppard, Morris, 1875-1941

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Morris Sheppard (1875-1941) was born May 28, 1875, in Wheatsville, Texas. He received his AB degree from the University of Texas in 1895 and his LLB in 1897. He also earned an LLM degree from Yale University, before beginning his law practice in Pittsburgh and Texarkana. In 1902, Sheppard was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to fill the space left vacant by his father’s death. He served until 1913 when he became a U.S. Senator, a post he would hold until his own death in 1941.

Among his notable legislative achievements, Sheppard introduced the law that would become the Eighteenth Amendment, outlawing intoxicating beverages and ushering in the era of Prohibition. He also assisted Andrew J. Volstead in writing the Prohibition enforcement law. Sheppard served as chairman of the expenditures committee for the Department of Agriculture and in 1932 became chair of the military affairs committee. Among his other committee assignments were commerce, irrigation and reclamation, appropriations, and manufactures.

From the guide to the Sheppard (Morris) Papers, 1894-1953, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

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referencedIn San Jacinto Centennial Association records MC001., 1935-1938, (Bulk: 1935-1936) Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library,
referencedIn Dancy, Oscar Cromwell Papers 67-84; 73-162; 97-345; 99-112., 1917-1965 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection, circa 1800-circa 1998, bulk 1863-1974 Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia
referencedIn Roosevelt, Franklin D. Letters 66-115; 71-165; 2012-196., 1918, 1933-1945 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Truitt, James W. Papers, 1806-1918 (bulk 1840-1887) Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Dunn, William E. Papers 94-195; 89-277; 73-56; 72-33; 70-8., 1895-1969 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Burges, R. F. (Richard Fenner), 1873-1945. Burges, Richard Fenner, papers, 1897-1940. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Yale in World War II collection, 1938-1946 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Biography -- Sheppard, Morris. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn Henry Cohen Papers 23361291., 1850-1951 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925. William Jennings Bryan papers, 1877-1940 (bulk 1896-1925). Library of Congress
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-2007 (inclusive), 1885-1938 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Sheppard (Morris) Papers, 1894-1953 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Yale in World War II collection, 1938-1946 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Flannagan, John William, 1885-1955. Scrapbooks of John William Flannagan, 1920-1953. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Beckworth (Lindley Garrison) Papers AR 85-241., 1900, 1926-1984 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-1938 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Eberstadt, Edward, 1883-1958. Eberstadt collection, 1699-1959. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Oscar Gottlieb Christgau Papers, 1908-1971 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Papers, 1894-1960 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Cranfill, J. B. papers, 1844-1941 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn William H. Benjamin Letters, 1935-1936 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Keyes, Lucile Sheppard, Narrative, 1951 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Daniel C. Roper Papers David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Henderson, Thomas Stalworth, 1849-1937. Henderson, Thomas Stalworth, Papers, 1852-1941, 1967 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Christgau, Oscar Gottlieb. Oscar Gottlieb Christgau papers, 1908-1971. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Thomas Watt Gregory Papers, 1896-1933, (bulk 1919-1933) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Cranfill, J. B. (James Britton), 1858-1942. Cranfill, J. B., papers, 1844-1941 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Weinberger, Harry, 1888-. Harry Weinberger papers, 1915-1944 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Dancy, Oscar Cromwell, 1879-1971. Dancy, Oscar Cromwell, papers, 1917-1965. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952. Cohen, Henry, personal correspondence, 1850-1951. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Russell, Howard H. (Howard Hyde), 1855-1946. Howard Hyde Russell papers, 1840-1946. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell Papers 2011-212; 91-189; 90-223; 87-298; 85-309; 71-106; 71-105., 1896-1938 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franklin D., Letters, 1933-1945 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Emma Martin Carter papers, MS 276., 1918-1957 University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
referencedIn Howard H. Russell Papers, 1840-1946 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Gregory, Thomas Watt, 1861-1933. Thomas Watt Gregory papers, 1896-1933 (bulk 1919-1933). Library of Congress
referencedIn Truitt, James W., 1845-1922. Truitt, James W., Papers, 1806-1918 (bulk 1840-1887) University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Keyes, Lucile Sheppard, b. 1920. Keyes, Lucile Sheppard, Narrative, 1951 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. House, Edward Mandell Papers, 1896-1938 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn George McCullough Autograph Collection 88-37., 1924, 1936, 1952-1955 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn Henderson, Thomas Stalworth, Papers 1938; 68-11; 71-163; 93-039., 1852-1941, 1967 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Truett, George W. (George Washington), 1867-1944. Collection, 1882-1961. Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archives
referencedIn Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-2007, 1885-1938 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn William Jennings Bryan Papers, 1877-1940, (bulk 1896-1925) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Eberstadt Collection AR 76-62., 1699-1959 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Lewis, Ernest Irving, 1873-1947. Papers of Ernest Irving Lewis, 1897-1944 (bulk 1921-1944). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Beckworth, Lindley person
associatedWith Benjamin, William H. person
correspondedWith Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925. person
associatedWith Burges, R. F. (Richard Fenner), 1873-1945. person
associatedWith Carter, Emma Martin. person
associatedWith Carter, Henry Rose, 1852-1925 person
associatedWith Christgau, Oscar Gottlieb. person
associatedWith Christgau, Oscar Gottlieb. person
associatedWith Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952 person
associatedWith Cranfill, J. B. (James Britton), 1858-1942 person
associatedWith Dancy, Oscar Cromwell person
associatedWith Dancy, Oscar Cromwell, 1879-1971. person
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associatedWith Dunn, William E. person
associatedWith Eberstadt, Edward, 1883-1958 person
associatedWith Flannagan, John William, 1885-1955. person
correspondedWith Gregory, Thomas Watt, 1861-1933. person
associatedWith Hench, Philip S. (Philip Showalter), 1896-1965 person
associatedWith Henderson, Thomas Stalworth, 1849-1937 person
associatedWith House, Edward Mandell person
correspondedWith Hudson, Manley Ottmer, 1886- person
associatedWith Kean, Jefferson Randolph, 1860-1950 person
associatedWith Keyes, Lucile Sheppard, b. 1920 person
associatedWith Lazear, Jesse William, 1866-1900 person
associatedWith Lewis, Ernest Irving, 1873-1947. person
associatedWith Love, Thomas B. person
associatedWith McCullough, George person
associatedWith Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961 person
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associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Roper, Daniel C. (Daniel Calhoun), 1867-1943 person
associatedWith Russell, Howard H. (Howard Hyde), 1855-1946. person
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associatedWith Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Association. corporateBody
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Corpus Christi Bay (Tex.)
Houston Ship Channel (Tex.)
Texas
Red River (Tex.)
Trinity River (Tex.)
Shreveport Waterway (La.)
United States
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Legislators--Texas--History--20th century
Speeches, addresses, etc., American--20th century
Prohibition--United States--History--20th century
Lawyers--Texas--History--20th century
Legislators--United States--History--20th century
Politicians--Texas--History--20th century
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Birth 1875-05-28

Death 1941-04-09

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