Harry R. Sheppard

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Harry Richard Sheppard
Personal details
Born January 10, 1885
Died April 28, 1969 (aged 84)

Harry Richard Sheppard (January 10, 1885 – April 28, 1969) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Born in Mobile, Alabama, Sheppard attended the public schools. He studied law. He was employed in transportation department of the Santa Fe Railroad. He was an active committee member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He engaged in the copper business in Alaska. He served as president and general manager of King's Beverage and King's Laboratories Corps. of California until 1934.

Sheppard was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1965). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress. He died in Washington, D.C., April 28, 1969. He was interred in National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Virginia.[1]


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sam L. Collins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
Chet Holifield
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
Edgar W. Hiestand
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 27th congressional district

Succeeded by
Everett G. Burkhalter
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 33rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Kenneth W. Dyal

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.