Louis J. Roussel, JR.

Louis J. Roussel, JR.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Louis J. Roussel, Jr. was a powerful businessman and political kingmaker from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was known for his long-time financial support to the campaigns of Edwin Washington Edwards, governor of Louisiana from 1972-1980, 1984-1988, and 1992-1996, and Bill Dodd, a former lieutenant governor and state education superintendent, who failed in determined gubernatorial bids in 1952 and 1959. Roussel contributed a total of $500,000 to Dodd's campaigns and $600,000 alone to Edwards' failed 1987 race against Buddy Roemer, then a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Louisiana's 4th congressional district. Dodd's son, William Ford Dodd, was running unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in that same 1987 primary election. Roussel was the son of Louis Roussel, Sr. and the former Bertha Breaux. He married the former Lucy Cocchiarra, with whom he had two children, Charmaine Roussel Morel and Louis "Louie" Roussel IIIshow more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
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  • United States
  • English
  • 6135764314
  • 9786135764314