Library of Congress
SHORTRIDGE, Samuel Morgan (1861-1952)
Senate Years of Service: 1921-1933

SHORTRIDGE, SAMUEL MORGAN, a Senator from California; born in Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, August 3, 1861; moved to California with his parents, who settled in San Jose in 1875; attended the public schools and the Hastings College of Law at San Francisco, Calif.; admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced the practice of law in San Francisco, Calif.; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1888, 1900 and 1908; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1920; reelected in 1926 and served from March 4, 1921, to March 3, 1933; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; chairman, Committee on Privileges and Elections (Seventieth through Seventy-second Congresses), Committee on Naval Affairs (Seventy-second Congress); resumed the practice of law; special attorney, Justice Department, Washington, D.C., 1939-1943; died in Atherton, Calif., January 15, 1952; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, San Jose, Calif.

California State Library
Sacramento, CA
Papers: In James Norris Gillett collection, 1880-1971.

Herbert Hoover Library
West Branch, IA
Papers: 1920-1934. 1 page (1920); 2 folders (1921-1928); and 1 folder (1934).

Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections
Stanford, CA
Papers: In Herbert C. Jones papers, 1921-1944.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: Letters and photographs in several collections.