Lawrence T. Fuglaar

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Lawrence Tyler Fuglaar, Sr.
Louisiana State Representative for Rapides Parish
In office
1948–1952
Preceded by

At-large members:
Carl B. Close
C. H. "Sammy" Downs

John R. Hunter, Jr.
Succeeded by

At-large members:
Cecil R. Blair
James R. Eubank
Lloyd George Teekell

H. N. Goff
Personal details
Born (1895-09-06)September 6, 1895
Place of birth missing
Died

April 18, 1972(1972-04-18) (aged 76)
Drowned at Toledo Bend Reservoir
Hemphill, Sabine County

Texas, USA
Cause of death Drowning
Resting place Greenwood Memorial Park in Pineville, Louisiana
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)

(1) Hilda Johnson Fuglaar (died 1930)

(2) Leona J. Fuglaar
Children

Marjorie Elaine Dunbar
Lawrence T. Fuglaar, Jr.
Thomas Eugene Fuglaar
Patricia Ann Fuglaar

Leslie Lee Fuglaar
Parents

Thomas Hall Fuglaar, Sr.

Elodie Boyd Smith
Residence Pineville, Louisiana

Lawrence Tyler Fuglaar, Sr. (September 6, 1895 – April 18, 1972),[1] was a Democrat from Pineville, Louisiana, who served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1948 to 1952 during the second administration of Governor Earl Kemp Long. As a member from Rapides Parish, Fuglaar served alongside W. George Bowdon, Jr., later the mayor of Alexandria, and T. C. Brister,[2] the owner and operator of a hardware and sporting goods store in Pineville.[3]

Fuglaar was the second of ten children of Thomas Hall Fuglaar, Sr. (1862-1941), and the former Elodie Boyd Smith. His first wife, the former Hilda Johnson (1904-1930), died at the age of twenty-six. He had five children, Marjorie Elaine Dunbar, Lawrence T. Fuglaar, Jr., Thomas Eugene Fuglaar, Patricia Ann Fuglaar, and Leslie Lee Fuglaar. His niece by marriage, Hilda J. Hathorn Fuglaar (1924-2001), was a daughter of another Louisiana state representative for Rapides Parish, Richmond C. Hathorn.[4]

Nearly eight years after his legislative service ended, Fuglaar ran unsuccessfully for the state House in the primary election held on December 5, 1959. One of the other losing candidates in that race was Nauman Scott of Alexandria, then a Democrat but later a Republican appointee to the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.[5]

In 1972, Fuglaar drowned when his boat capsized while he was fishing with his wife on Toledo Bend Reservoir near Hemphill in Sabine County in East Texas. His second wife, Leona J. Fuglaar (1911-1985), summoned for help and survived.[6]

Fuglaar and his second wife are interred at Greenwood Memorial Park in Pineville.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lawrence T. Fuglaar". findagrave.com. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2016: Rapides Parish" (PDF). house.Louisiana.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Former solon from Pineville to seek office". Lake Charles American- Press. June 14, 1967. p. 36. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "Lawrence Tyler Fuglaar, Sr". fuglaar.webs.com. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  5. ^ The Shreveport Times, December 6, 1959
  6. ^ "Boat Mishap Kills Ex-State Official". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. April 20, 1972. p. 94. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
Preceded by
At-large members:

Carl B. Close
C. H. "Sammy" Downs
John R. Hunter, Jr.

Louisiana State Representative for Rapides Parish

Lawrence T. Fuglaar, Sr. (alongside W. George Bowdon, Jr., and T. C. Brister)
1948–1952

Succeeded by
At-large members:

Cecil R. Blair
James R. Eubank
Lloyd George Teekell
H. N. Goff