L. B. Henry

Politician

1920 – 2008

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Who was L. B. Henry?

Louie Brannon Henry, known as L. B. Henry, was a figure in Louisiana parish government between 1956 and 1992. A businessman in Pineville, Henry served on the Rapides Parish Police Jury from, first, 1956–1960, and, again, from 1968-1992. He was defeated for a seventh term in the jungle primary held on October 19, 1991. Henry was the jury president for thirteen years, having been elected annually by his colleagues. From 1979-1987, while he still served on the police jury, he also held the administrative post of "parish manager". In 1982, the versatile Henry, was president of the Louisiana Police Jury Association, based in Baton Rouge.

Henry's police jury tenure largely corresponded with the thirty-two years that Geraldine Small "Gerri" Gerami served as the police jury secretary-treasurer. She died five weeks after Henry's death. One of Henry's jury colleagues, Charles W. DeWitt, Jr., was the jury vice-president from 1976–1978 and became a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1980 and ultimately served as Speaker from 2000-2004. Henry was a member too of the Pineville City Council from 1954–1956, when he stepped down in the middle of his term to join the police jury.

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Born
Nov 28, 1920
United States of America
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Alexandria
  • Louisiana
Died
Apr 13, 2008
Pineville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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