Lewis Lovering MORGAN, Congress, LA (1876-1950)


MORGAN, Lewis Lovering, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, La., March 2, 1876; attended the public schools and St. Eugeneâs College, St. Tammany Parish, La.; was graduated from the law department of Tulane University, New Orleans, La., in 1899; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Covington, La., in 1902; member of the State house of representatives in 1908; resigned to become district attorney and served from 1908 to 1912; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1912, 1928, and 1936; delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1912, 1916, 1920, and 1924; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert C. Wickliffe; reelected to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses and served from November 5, 1912, to March 4, 1917; chairman, Committee on Elections No. 3 (Sixty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1916; resumed the practice of law in New Orleans and Covington; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1944; died in New Orleans, La., June 10, 1950; interment in Covington Cemetery, Covington, La.

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


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