Lloyd George Teekell

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Lloyd George Teekell
Louisiana State Representative from Rapides Parish
In office
1953–1960
Preceded by James R. Eubank
Succeeded by At-large members:

Charles K. McHenry
Robert J. Munson
Ed Rand

Judge of the 9th Judicial District Court in Alexandria, Louisiana
In office
February 1979 – December 1990
Personal details
Born (1922-03-12)March 12, 1922
Rapides Parish
Louisiana, USA
Died October 9, 1996(1996-10-09) (aged 74)
Alexandria, Louisiana
Resting place Greenwood Memorial Park in Pineville, Louisiana
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Norma Ruth Warren Teekell (1934-1999)
Children Jesse Warren Teekell

Lisa Teekell-Truett
Michele Teekell Barnett

Residence Alexandria, Louisiana
Alma mater Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University Law Center

Occupation Lawyer and Judge

Lloyd George Teekell (March 12, 1922 - October 9, 1996) was a Democratic politician from Alexandria, Louisiana, who served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1953 to 1960.[1] Thereafter from 1979 to 1990, he was a judge of the Louisiana 9th Judicial District Court.[2][3]


Biography[edit]

Teekell was born in rural Elmer in Rapides Parish. Reared in Glenmora in south Rapides Parish, Teekell graduated in 1948 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. At LSU, he was listed in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and was the vice-president of the student body and president of the student senate. In 1951, Teekell obtained his law degree from the Louisiana State University Law Center. Teekell's law school classmates included other later Alexandria political figures U.S. Representative Gillis William Long, Judge Guy E. Humphries, Jr., District Attorney Edwin O. Ware, III, and assistant DA and Ware's law partner, Gus Voltz. Also in the class were later state Representatives George B. Holstead of Ruston and Risley C. Triche of Napoleonville.[4]

Two years out of law school, Teekell won a special election in 1953 to fill the seat vacated by the death of freshman Representative James R. Eubank. He remained in the House for seven years under Governors Robert F. Kennon and Earl Kemp Long[1]

In 1975, Teekell attempted to return to the House in single-member District 26; the one-term incumbent Ned Randolph bowed out to run successfully for the Louisiana State Senate against the veteran incumbent, Cecil R. Blair. Teekell faced a young Democratic attorney, later Republican convert, Jock Scott, in the first ever nonpartisan blanket primary held in Louisiana. A son of United States District Judge Nauman Scott, Jock Scott polled 3,908 votes (54.7 percent) to Teekell's 3,233 ballots (45.3 percent).[5]

On May 3, 1978, Teekell was named president of the Alexandria Bar Association.[6] The next year he joined the district court and served for eleven years until his retirement in 1990.

Teekell operated a ranch near Boyce in north Rapides Parish. He and his wife, the former Norma Ruth "Susie" Warren (1934-1999), had three children, Jesse Warren Teekell of Alexandria, Lisa Teekell-Truett of Plano, Texas, and Michele Teekell Barnett of Baton Rouge. Lloyd and Norma Teekell are interred at Greenwood Memorial Park in Pineville.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012". house.louisiana.gov. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "06/25/86 State of Louisiana v. James H. Byrd (See last paragraph for confirmation that Lloyd George Teekell was a 9th Judicial District Judge in 1986.)". findacase.com. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ Teekell's tenure as a judge confirmed by the 9th Judicial District Court in Alexandria, Louisiana.
  4. ^ "Louisiana State University Gumbo yearbook, 1951". e-yearbook.com. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Louisiana Secretary of State, Primary election returns, November 1, 1975
  6. ^ "From the Past: May 3". Alexandria Daily Town Talk. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ Alexandria Daily Town Talk, November 13, 1999
Preceded by
James R. Eubank
Louisiana State Representative from Rapides Parish

Lloyd George Teekell
1953–1960

Succeeded by
At-large members:

Charles K. McHenry
Robert J. Munson
Ed Rand