David B. Samuel
|David Baxter Samuel|
|Louisiana State Representative from Caddo Parish (at-large)|
|Municipal Judge in Shreveport, Louisiana|
May 8, 1874|
Little Rock, Pulaski County
|Died||May 24, 1937(aged 63)|
|Resting place||Stoner Avenue Jewish Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana|
|Spouse(s)||Blanche Daniel Samuel|
|Parents||John Maurice and Cecelia Schwartz Samuel|
|Alma mater||University of Arkansas Law School|
Samuel was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Peabody High School there. He obtained his legal credentials from the University of Arkansas Law School in Fayetteville. He moved to Shreveport in 1900. He was a member of both the American and Louisiana bar associations.
Samuel was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1912 and served a single term until 1916. Samuel had three at-large colleagues from Caddo Parish prior to the implementation of single-member districts in 1972, Joseph E. Johnston, Jr., Perry P. Keith, and Speaker Lee Emmett Thomas. Samuel was elected Shreveport municipal judge in 1916, a position which he retained for the remainder of his life.
He is interred at the Stoner Avenue Jewish Cemetery in Shreveport.
- "Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012" (PDF). legis.state.la.us. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 29, 2009. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
"David B. Samuel", A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography, Vol. 2 (1988), p. 714
Lilla McLure and J. Ed Howe, History of Shreveport and Shreveport Builders (1937)
|Louisiana State Representative from Caddo Parish (at-large)
David Baxter Samuel