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Oramel Hinckley Simpson
Birth: Mar. 20, 1870
Washington
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1932
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Louisiana Governor. Elected as Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana in 1924, he became Governor upon the death of Henry L. Fuqua on October 11, 1926. During his administration, he ordered a "downriver cut" of the levee to protect New Orleans from the devastating flood of the Mississippi River in 1927. Afterwards, he worked with officials in Mississippi and Arkansas to form a tri-state flood control commission to secure federal aid for flood prevention and relief. He was defeated in his bid for re-election in 1928 by Huey Long. (bio by: Thomas Fisher) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Louise Ernestine Pichet Simpson (1874 - 1944)*
 
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Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
Record added: Sep 02, 2007
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