George R. Blue

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George R. Blue, Sr.
Louisiana State Representative from Jefferson Parish (at-large membership)
In office
1964–1972
Personal details
Born (1916-12-10)December 10, 1916
Died December 1986 (aged c. 70)
Nationality American
Political party Republican-turned-Democrat
Children Kaa F. Blue, II, Leslie Blue Stevens, George R. Blue, Jr.
Profession Attorney

George R. Blue, Sr. (December 10, 1916 – December 1986), was a New Orleans attorney who served from 1964 to 1972 a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Jefferson Parish in the New Orleans suburbs.

Earlier, in 1956, Blue was a Republican nominee for the United States House of Representatives from the Orleans Parish-based Second Congressional District. Blue failed in his GOP challenge to Democratic Congressman Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr. In the Second District, Boggs defeated Blue, 69,715 (64.5 percent) to 38,344 (35.5 percent). As a Republican candidate, Blue fared better against Boggs than had the party's 1960 choice, Elliot Ross Buckley, a cousin of magazine publisher William F. Buckley, Jr., who had received only 22 percent of the vote.

Blue later switched to the Democratic Party. He was then twice elected to an at-large seat in the Louisiana House from Jefferson Parish in 1964 and 1968. His legislative tenure hence paralleled the gubernatorial administration of Democrat John Julian McKeithen.

Blue's son, George R. Blue, Jr. (born November 11, 1949), is a New Orleans lawyer who specializes in personal injury and wrongful termination.

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Membership of the Louisiana House of Representatives since 1880 (Secretary of State: Baton Rouge)