Lewis L. Morgan

Lewis Lovering Morgan ( born March 2, 1876 in Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, † June 10, 1950 in New Orleans, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1912 and 1917 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Morgan Lewis attended the public schools of his home, including the St. Eugene 's College. After a subsequent law degree from Tulane University in New Orleans and its made ​​in 1899 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new profession from 1902 in Covington. Politically, Morgan was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1908, he was elected to the House of Representatives from Louisiana. This mandate he resigned after he was elected district attorney. By 1912 he was able to hold that office. In the years 1912, 1928 and 1936, Morgan was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. He also participated from 1912 to 1924 as a delegate to the regional Democratic Party days in Louisiana part.

After the death of Congressman Robert C. Wickliffe Morgan was at the due election for the sixth seat of Louisiana as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on November 5, 1912. After two re- elections he could remain until March 3, 1917 at the Congress. Between 1915 and 1917 Morgan was chairman of an election committee ( Committee on Elections No.. 3). During his time in the U.S. House of Representatives there were adopted the 16th and the 17th Amendment.

1916 Morgan waived on a bid again for Congress. In the following years he worked in New Orleans and Covington as a lawyer. In 1944 he applied within his party unsuccessfully for the nomination the upcoming gubernatorial election. Lewis Morgan died on June 10, 1950 in New Orleans and was buried in Covington.