George R. Blue

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George Riebel Blue, Sr.
Louisiana State Representative for
Jefferson Parish (at-large membership)
In office
1964–1972
Personal details
Born (1916-12-10)December 10, 1916
Houston, Texas, USA
Died December 1986 (aged c. 70)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Political party Republican-turned-Democrat
Children

Kaa F. Blue, II
Leslie Blue Stevens

George R. Blue, Jr.
Residence New Orleans, Louisiana
Alma mater Tulane University
Profession Attorney

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).[1]

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.[2]

Blue was born in Houston, Texas. He has a son.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billy Hathorn, The Republican Party in Louisiana, 1920-1980, (Natchitoches: Northwestern State University, 1980), p. 87
  2. ^ "Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives: Jefferson Parish" (PDF). house.louisiana.gov. Retrieved July 4, 2017. 
  3. ^ "George Blue, November 1949". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 30, 2015. [permanent dead link]


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