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James Hobson MORRISON

(1908-2000)

MORRISON, James Hobson, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, La., December 8, 1908; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of Tulane University at New Orleans, La., LL.B., and J.D., 1934; was admitted to the bar in 1934 and commenced practice in Hammond, La.; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1939 and again in 1944; delegate to Democratic National Conventions, 1956 and 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Hammond, La., on July 20, 2000.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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