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  Willis, Edwin E.
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NameEdwin E. Willis
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St. Martinville, Louisiana , United States
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Born October 02, 1904
DiedOctober 24, 1972 (68 years)
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Dec 14, 2014 02:17am
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Info; born in Arnaudville, St. Martin Parish, La., October 2, 1904; graduated from St. Martin Parish public schools and from the law school of Loyola University, New Orleans, La., in 1926; was admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced the practice of law in New Orleans, La., and in St. Martinville, La., since 1936; law lecturer in evening classes 1926-1936; owner and operator of a plantation in St. Martin Parish; elected to the State senate in January 1948 and served until elected to Congress; delegate to Democratic National Convention in 1956; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1969); chairman, Committee on Un-American Activities (Eighty-eighth through Ninetieth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1968 to the Ninetieth Congress; legislative consultant and author; operated a 1,000-acre farm near Arnaudville, La.; died in St. Martinville, La., October 24, 1972; interment in St. Martin of Tours Catholic Cemetery.



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  09/28/1968 LA District 3 - D Runoff Lost 42.42% (-15.15%)
  08/17/1968 LA District 3 - D Primary Won 46.78% (+7.80%)
  11/08/1966 LA District 3 Won 59.68% (+19.35%)
  08/13/1966 LA District 3 - D Primary Won 48.12% (+22.05%)
  11/03/1964 LA District 3 Won 62.29% (+24.57%)
  11/06/1962 LA District 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1960 LA District 3 Won 83.60% (+67.20%)
  07/23/1960 LA District 3 - D Primary Won 75.26% (+50.51%)
  11/04/1958 LA District 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1956 LA District 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1954 LA District 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/27/1954 LA District 3 - D Primary Won 56.25% (+12.49%)
  11/04/1952 LA District 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1950 LA District 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1948 LA - District 03 Won 66.43% (+32.86%)
  08/31/1948 LA District 3 - D Primary Won 56.80% (+26.22%)
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