J. C. Gilbert

Politician

1922 –

62

Who is J. C. Gilbert?

Jess Carr Gilbert, II, known as Sonny Gilbert, is a retired cotton farmer and a former Democratic member of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature from the town of Sicily Island in Catahoula Parish in northeastern Louisiana. Gilbert served three consecutive terms in the Louisiana State Senate from 1960 to 1972, having represented Franklin, Richland, and Catahoula parishes.

In 1972, he was elected for a single four-year term to the Louisiana House of Representatives from newly established District 21. Gilbert was allied with the anti-Long faction in the legislature. During the 1980s, as a retired lawmaker and a political conservative, Gilbert switched his party registration to Republican.

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Born
Mar 6, 1922
Wisner
Spouses
Religion
  • Methodism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Louisiana

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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