E. L. Henry

Politician, Person

1936 –

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Who is E. L. Henry?

Edgerton L. Henry, known as Bubba Henry, is a Baton Rouge attorney, lobbyist, and partner of the high-powered firm Adams and Reese who served as a Democrat in the House of Representatives from 1968 to 1980. He was Speaker from 1972 to 1980. Henry was Governor Edwin Washington Edwards's choice for Speaker. Though he was considered reform-minded, some conservatives still questioned Henry's commitment to reform. In 1979, Henry finished in a weak fifth place in the nonpartisan blanket primary in his bid to succeed Edwards as governor. Thereafter, he was commissioner of administration for the new governor, Republican David C. Treen, then of Jefferson Parish. After Treen left office, Henry retired from elective and appointive office to concentrate on his law practice and lobbying activities. He joined Adams and Reese in 1987. One of his major clients is State Farm Insurance.

One of his colleagues at Adams and Reese is former Louisiana Insurance Commissioner J. Robert Wooley.

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Born
Feb 10, 1936
Jonesboro
Spouses
Religion
  • Baptists
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Baylor University
  • Louisiana State University
Lived in
  • Jonesboro
  • Louisiana

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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