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Claude Denson Pepper

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Claude Denson PEPPER, American State Legislator. Member, House of Representative, Florida Legislature, 1929; Member, State Board of Public Welfare, 1930. Author: The Florida State Bar Association From the Legislators Viewpoint; The Progress of the Law. Member of Phi Beta Kappa; State Bar Association.


PEPPER, Claude Denson was born on September 8, 1900 in Budleyville, Alabama, United States. Son of Johann Wolfgang and Lena (Talbot) Pepper.


Bachelor of Arts Alabama, 1921. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1924. Doctor of Laws, McMaster University, 1941.

Doctor of Laws, Toronto University, 1942. Doctor of Laws, University Alabama, 1942. Doctor of Laws, Rollins College, 1944.

Doctor of Science, University Miami, 1974.


Instructor law University Arkansas, 1924-1925. Sole practice Perry, Florida. Member Florida House Representatives, 1929.

Sole practice Tallahassee, 1930-1937. Member Florida Board Public Welfare, 1931-1932, Florida Board Law Examiners, 1933. United States senator from Florida, 1936-1951.

Member committees on Foreign Relations, on military affairs, on small business, on education and labor, chairman subcommittee on wartime health and education, 78th congressional reorganization Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Member 88th-89th congresses from 3d district Florida, 1962, 90th congress from 11th district Florida, 1966, 93d congress from 14th district Florida, 1972, 98th-100th congresses from 18th district Florida, 1982-1989. Chairman committee on crime, chairman Florida delegate Democratic National Convention, 1940-1944, delegate, 1948, 52-56, 60-64, 68, 72, 76, 80.


  • Bar: Alabama 1924, Florida 1925.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to periodicals.


Salvation is not based on an individual's fulfillment of God’s commands, but rather on Christ's fulfillment of them and of being united with him through faith.


Christians exercising their rights as responsible citizens may choose to endorse candidates for political office as part of the exercise of their engagement of culture.


All individuals should be sensitive to others by using appropriate language when referring to all persons.


Vice chairman national board directors National Parkinson Foundation. Member International Bar Association, Inter-American Bar Association, American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association (executive committee), Tallahassee Bar Association, Miami Beach Bar Association, Coral Gables Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Bar City of New York, Western Chamber of Commerce of the Americas, Florida State University Alumni Association, Florida State Society, American Legion, Jasons, Florida Blue Key, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta (Outstanding Alumnus award University Florida chapter 1975), Sigma Upsilon, Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Harvard University (Washington, Miami, Florida).

Jefferson Island, Army and Navy (Washington). Coral Gables (Florida) Country. Miami Shores Country, Miami, Jockey, Bankers, Palm Bay (Miami).

La Gorce Country (Miami Beach, Florida). Columbia Country (Chevy Chase, Maryland). Burning Tree (Bethesda, Maryland).

Lodges: Masons, Shriners, Elks, Optimists, Moose, Kiwanis, Woodman of World.

  • Member, House of Representative, Florida Legislature, 1929. Member, State Board of Public Welfare, 1930. Author: The Florida State Bar Association From the Legislators Viewpoint. The Progress of the Law. Member of Phi Beta Kappa. State Bar Association.


Married Irene Mildred Webster, December 29, 1936 (deceased 1979).

Joseph Wheeler Pepper

Lena (Talbot) Pepper

Irene Mildred Webster