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Harry Richard SHEPPARD

(1885-1969)

SHEPPARD, Harry Richard, a Representative from California; born in Mobile, Ala., January 10, 1885; attended the public schools; studied law; employed in transportation department of the Santa Fe Railroad; active committee member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; engaged in the copper business in Alaska; president and general manager of King’s Beverage and King’s Laboratories Corps. of California until 1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1965); was not a candidate for renomination in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; died in Washington, D.C., April 28, 1969; interment in National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Va.

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

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