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George R. Blue

Born: Dec 10, 1916

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

George R. Blue

Date of Birth : Dec 10, 1916
Birth Place : United States of America

George Riebel Blue, Sr., 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 to 38,344. As a Republican candidate, Blue fared better against Boggs than had the party's 1960 choice, Elliot Ross Buckley, a cousin of magazine publisher William F. Buckley, Jr., who had received only 22 percent of the vote. 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. Blue was born in Houston, Texas. His son, George R. Blue, Jr., a Republican, is a New Orleans lawyer who specializes in personal injury and wrongful termination.


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