Oramel Hinckley Simpson

Oramel Hinckley Simpson

Birth
Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 17 Nov 1932 (aged 62)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot 7 Walnut Hawthorne Cedar
Memorial ID 21309616 · View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
  • Added: 2 Sep 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21309616
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oramel Hinckley Simpson (20 Mar 1870–17 Nov 1932), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21309616, citing Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .