Morris Sheppard Vice President of the Confederate States (1928-1934)
Before becoming Vice President of the CSA, Sheppard was the Governor of Texas on the eve of the Great War and was elected to the Senate (class two) in 1917. While the Freedom Party was rising in popularity in Texas, Sheppard was still popular in the state. As a result, he successfully kept his seat in the Senate in 1923, even as the state turned into a Freedom Party stronghold.
In 1927, after the Supreme Court allowed incumbent: Charles Burton Mitchel III to run again, Sheppard announced that he'd challenge Mitchel in the primary election. However, he lost the primary to Mitchel. Mitchel, wanting to retake Texas in the upcoming election, decided to make Sheppard his running mate. Sheppard was convinced to become Mitchel's running mate due to his hatred of the Freedom Party, and Mitchel's promise of not running in 1933.
In November of that year, however, Texas voted for the Featherston/Koenig ticket again due to the Freedom Party's campaign in Texas saying that Sheppard betrayed the people of Texas. Despite this, the Mitchel/Sheppard ticket won in a landslide.
On March 4, 1928, Sheppard became Vice President of the CSA. However, when the Great Depression hit the CSA, Sheppard received some blame in Texas, with the Freedom Party saying that Sheppard betrayed Texas even more for not trying to get Congress to impeach Mitchel. In early 1933, Sheppard declined to be the candidate and endorsed Samuel Longstreet.
After Featherston's inauguration in 1934, Sheppard "disappeared" from the CSA. Historians agree that the Freedom Party killed Sheppard, although it's not agreed if he was killed in broad daylight or if he was killed in a concentration camp.
Many historians believe that Sheppard becoming Mitchel's running mate in the 1927 election made Texas switch to the Freedom Party. Before the 1927 election, while the Freedom Party had the Governor's office, House and Senate seats, both state and federal, were a toss-up between the Freedom Party, Whigs, and Rad Libs. However, the Freedom Party took Sheppard's seat when a special election was held in Texas after Sheppard was made Vice President of the Confederacy. However, some believe that it was the Great Depression that caused Texas to entirely switch to the Freedom Party, as the 1929 midterm elections saw the Freedom Party take most of the seats in the House, state and federal, class one federal Senate seat, and the seats in the state Senate.