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Oramel H. Simpson

Born: Mar 20, 1870

Death: Nov 17, 1932

Birthplace: Washington

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Oramel H. Simpson

Date of Birth : Mar 20, 1870
Date of Death : Nov 17, 1932
Birth Place : Washington

Oramel Hinckley Simpson was an American politician from the U.S. state of Louisiana. He became the 39th Governor of Louisiana in 1926, upon the death of his predecessor, Henry L. Fuqua. He was defeated – he ran third in the critical Democratic primary – in his bid for a full term in 1928 by the legendary Huey Pierce Long, Jr., of Winnfield, the seat of Winn Parish. Simpson was born in Washington, a small town in St. Landry Parish in south Louisiana to Samuel F. Simpson and the former Mary Esther Beer. He was educated at Centenary College, then in Jackson in East Feliciana Parish but later relocated to Shreveport, the seat of Caddo Parish. One of Simpson's classmates at Centenary in the 1890 graduating class was later State Senator Thomas Wafer Fuller, who was thereafter the Webster Parish school superintendent. Simpson thereafter attended the Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. He was an attorney in New Orleans from 1893–1899, when he briefly took the position of warrant clerk at the United States Mint there. In 1899, he married Louise Pichet of New Orleans. They had no children.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

Also known as

  • Oramel Simpson


  • Louise Pichet
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