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

Harry Richard Sheppard
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1965
Preceded bySam L. Collins (19th)
Succeeded byChester E. Holifield (19th)
Edgar W. Hiestand (21st)
Everett G. Burkhalter (27th)
Kenneth W. Dyal (33rd)
Constituency19th district (1937–43)
21st district (1943–53)
27th district (1953–63)
33rd district (1963–65)
Personal details
Born(1885-01-10)January 10, 1885
Mobile, Alabama
DiedApril 28, 1969(1969-04-28) (aged 84)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic Party

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]


  1. ^ "Harry Richard Sheppard".

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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

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