SHEPPARD, John Levi, (father of Morris Sheppard and great-grandfather of Connie Mack,
a Representative from Texas; born in Bluffton, Chambers County,
Ala., April 13, 1852; moved with his mother to Morris County, Tex.; attended
the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice
in Daingerfield, Morris County, Tex., in 1879; district attorney of the fifth
judicial district of Texas 1882-1888; district judge of the same district
1888-1896; temporary chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1892;
appointed delegate to the Bimetallic Convention in Chicago in 1893; delegate to
the Democratic National Convention in 1896; elected as a Democrat to the
Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1899, until
his death in Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex., October 11, 1902; interment in Rose
BibliographyU. S. 57th Congress, 2d Session.
Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of John Levi
Sheppard. Washington, D. C.: GPO, 1903.