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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...the law practice immediately at Franklin; removed to Chattanooga, where he practiced law for one year, and then removed to Texas; helped to build the Texas and Pacific Railway, and afterwards was assistant fuel agent and brakeman on that road; in 1883 resumed the practice of his profession at Longview, Tex.; was elected county attorney and resigned two months afterwards; in 1888 was ejector on the Democratic ticket; made the race for Congress in 1890 with Hon. C. B. Kilgore and ex-Governor Hubbard as opponents, and was beaten; was elected to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses, and reelected to the Fifty-seventh Congress, receiving 18,673 votes, to 12,015 for C. G. White, Republican. FOURTH DISTRICT. Counties.--Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Red River, and Titus (1 1 counties). JOHN LEVI SHEPPARD, Democrat, of Texarkana, was born Apri 13, 1854, at Bluffton, Chambers County, Ala.; his mother removed to Texas about 1858, settling on a small farm in Titus County (now Morris County); attended the common schools of that section between the laying by and the gathering of crops; studied law under his own tutelage, and began practicing at Daingerfield, Morris County, in 1879; was elected district attorney of the Fifth judicial district, comprising seven counties, in 1882, holding this office for six consecutive years, having no opposition for the Democratic nomination for the second and third terms; was nominated by the Democratic party in 1888 for district judge of the same district and elected, which position he held for eight years without opposition for renomination in the Democratic party; while district judge he tried as many important felony cases as any other judge in Texas, and was reversed therein only once; in ...
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