Newton Crain Blanchard


Newton Crain Blanchard Famous memorial

Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 22 Jun 1922 (aged 73)
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 6370017 View Source

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator, Louisiana Governor. He graduated from the law department of the University of Louisiana in 1870, admitted to the bar and proceeded to practice law in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1871. In 1881, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress and to the six succeeding Congresses, serving until 1894. After leaving Congress, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward D. White, serving (1894-97). He then was appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, serving (1897-1903) and was elected as a Democrat, the 33rd Governor of Louisiana, serving (1904-08). After his term, he resumed the practice of law until his at age 73.

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  • Originally Created by: Joel Manuel
  • Added: 25 Apr 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6370017
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Newton Crain Blanchard (29 Jan 1849–22 Jun 1922), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6370017, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .