MORRISON, James Hobson

MORRISON, James Hobson
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1908–2000

Biography

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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Southeastern Louisiana University Library
Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies

Hammond, LA
Papers: ca. 1939-1967, approximately 200 boxes. The papers of James H. Morrison contain files documenting his campaign for Congress and for the governorship, constituent correspondence, legislation, case work, press releases, voter lists, extensive work with the military and veterans, committee work, and scrapbooks. An inventory of the collection is available in the repository and online.
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