George R. Blue
|George Riebel Blue, Sr.|
|Louisiana State Representative from Jefferson Parish (at-large membership)|
December 10, 1916|
Houston, Texas, USA
|Died||December 1986 (aged c. 70)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Kaa F. Blue, II
|Residence||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Alma mater||Tulane University|
George Riebel 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 Louisiana's 2nd congressional district. Blue failed in his GOP challenge to Democratic Congressman Hale Boggs 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 McKeithen.
- Billy Hathorn, The Republican Party in Louisiana, 1920-1980, (Natchitoches: Northwestern State University, 1980), p. 87
- "Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives: Jefferson Parish" (PDF). house.louisiana.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2014. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
- "George Blue, November 1949". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 30, 2015.[permanent dead link]