Eugene McGehee

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Eugene Webb McGehee
Eugene Webb McGehee.jpg
McGehee in his younger years
Louisiana State Representative from East Baton Rouge Parish
In office
1960–1972
Preceded byTwo-member delegation:

Wayne Gaudin

A. T. "Apple" Sanders, Jr.
Succeeded byNine-member delegation:

Richard Hugh Baker
Clark Gaudin
Woody Jenkins
Kevin P. Reilly
Arthur F. Abadie
Warren Davis Folkes
Johnnie A. Jones
Frank P. Simoneaux

Richard Turnley, Jr.
Judge of the Louisiana 19th Judicial District Court
In office
1972–1978
Personal details
Born(1929-03-19)March 19, 1929
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
DiedApril 11, 2014(2014-04-11) (aged 85)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Resting placeBlackwater United Methodist Church Cemetery in Baton Rouge
NationalityScottish-American
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Frances Merrelle Gri McGehee
ChildrenWebb McGehee

Laurelle M. Cliburn
Kellye M. Couvillion
Melane M. Landry

Nine grandchildren
ResidenceBaton Rouge, Louisiana
OccupationLawyer

Eugene Webb McGehee (March 19, 1929 – April 11, 2014) was a retired lawyer and Democratic politician from his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

From a modest background of Scottish descent, McGehee, an Eagle Scout,[1] entered Louisiana State University Law Center at the age of eighteen and upon graduation practiced law for several decades.[2] From 1960 to 1972, he served three four-year terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives.[3]

Thereafter until his retirement in 1978, he was a judge of the Louisiana 19th Judicial District Court.[2]

In 1948, he entered the Louisiana National Guard as a private and retired more than three decades later as a colonel. He was inducted in 2001 into the LSU Cadets of the Ole War Skule and the LSU Hall of Honor. He received the Louisiana Distinguished Service Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.[2]

McGehee and his wife, the former Frances Merrelle Gri (born April 1929), have a son, Webb McGee and wife Judy; three daughters, Laurelle M. Cliburn, Kellye M. Couvillion and husband Jeff, and Melane M. Landry; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He died at his home in Baton Rouge at the age of eighty-five. A member of the Blackwater United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, he is interred at the church cemetery there.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eugene Webb McGehee". Baton Rouge Morning Advocate. April 12, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Ben Wallace (April 14, 2014). "Eugene McGehee, former state legislator and judge, dies". Baton Rouge Morning Advocate. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "Membership of the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2016" (PDF). legis.la.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 13, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
Preceded by
Two-member delegation:

Wayne Gaudin
A. T. "Apple" Sanders, Jr.

Louisiana State Representative from East Baton Rouge Parish

Eugene Webb McGehee
1960–1972

Succeeded by
Nine-member delegation:

Richard Hugh Baker
Clark Gaudin
Woody Jenkins
Kevin P. Reilly
Arthur F. Abadie
Warren Davis Folkes
Johnnie A. Jones
Frank P. Simoneaux
Richard Turnley, Jr.