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Texas Senator Father of Eighteenth Amendment

A year and a half after introducing the Eighteenth Amendment, Sen. Morris Sheppard was reelected on November 5, 1918 with 87 percent of the vote.

Although the East Texas native had many other legislative achievements during his 28 years in the U.S. Senate, the ardent prohibitionist would always be remembered as the man who squeezed America dry.  Sheppard died in office of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 9, 1941.