James H. Morrison

James H. Morrison

James Hobson Morrison ( born December 8, 1908 in Hammond, Louisiana; † July 20, 2000 ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Morrison attended the public schools in Hammond. He then went to the Law Department of Tulane University in New Orleans, where he studied law. He did his Bachelor of Laws in 1934 and his Juris Doctor. In the same year he was admitted as a lawyer and began to practice in Hammond. He ran again in 1939 and then again in 1944 again unsuccessfully for the governorship. He was also a delegate to the 1956 and 1960 Democratic National Convention.

He was elected to the 78th and the eleven subsequent U.S. Congress, where he served from January 3, 1943 to January 3, 1967. He ran again in 1966 for reelection to the 90th Congress, but failed and returned to that business was as a lawyer. During his tenure in Congress, he was involved in 1956 the Constitution of the Southern Manifesto, which spoke out against racial integration in public institutions. He died on 20 January 2000 in Hammond.

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