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  Morrell, Arthur A.
NameArthur A. Morrell
New Orleans, Louisiana , United States
Born March 22, 1943 (78 years)
Last ModifedArmyDem
Sep 26, 2004 01:52am
Tags African - Black - Army - Special Forces - Christian -
InfoArthur A. Morrell
Born March 22, 1943, Charity Hospital, New Orleans

3200 St. Bernard Avenue, Suite 107
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

Personal Summary

Arthur Morrell was born in New Orleans' French Quarter and when he was about four years old his family moved to the city's 7th ward section. At the age of ten he began delivering "po' boy" sandwiches on his bicycle for a store called Thompson Sweet Shop. At twelve he accepted a New Orleans Item/Times Picayune newspaper delivery route, a position he maintained until he graduated from high school in 1961. Morrell's father, a merchant marine, and his mother, a full-time mother and housewife, raised eight children, six boys and two girls. Morrell was educated in the New Orleans public school system and he graduated from G. W. Carver Senior High School in 1961. He and his wife Cynthia Hedge Morrell have been married for 37 years; they have four sons and five grandchildren.


B.A. Southern University of New Orleans

Juris Doctorate, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge

Military Service
1963 - 1966
United States Army Special Forces 3rd and 10th Groups
1966 - 1970
United States Army Reserves
1984 - present
American Legion Post 395 Garnett/Doucette

Employment / Business
1968 - 1975
In-Flight Executive Representative, Eastern Airlines
Federal Voters' Rights Examiner
1975 - 1982
Owner, ACTMP Construction Company, New Orleans
1982 - present
Attorney, Arthur A. Morrell and Associates, New Orleans
1984 - present
Louisiana State Representative, District 97
(re-elected to six consecutive terms)
1985 - present
Horseman (Breeder/Racer of Thoroughbred Horses)
1993 - present
Member, Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association (HBPA)
Vice-President since 1996
1986 - present
Board Member Total Community Action
1986 - present
Board Member, Very Special Arts
2000 - present
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)

Political Summary

Arthur Morrell has served in the Louisiana State Legislature for over twenty years. After a challenging battle against an incumbent in the State House of Representatives in 1983, Morrell was elected to his current seat. In this position, he has promoted the welfare and prosperity of District 97 while serving on and leading a number of committees. As two-term Chair of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, he pushed the Caucus into the mainstream, transforming it into a formidable body. Morrell was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention for Bill Clinton and for Al Gore. He played a key role in the reelection of U.S. Senators John Breaux and Mary Landrieu, and the election of Governor Kathleen Blanco. Morrell has proved to be dependable, honest, and trustworthy during his years of public service.

Legislative Committees & Service
1984 - 1988
Member, Education Committee
1984 - 1986
Member, Transportation Committee
1984 - 1988
Chair, Local, Municipal, Parochial, and Cultural Affairs Committee
Senior Member, Appropriations Committee
Delegate, Democratic National Convention (Bill Clinton)
1996 - present
Member, Administration of Criminal Justice Committee
Delegate, Democratic National Convention (Al Gore)
2002 - 2003
Chair, Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus
2002 - 2004
Member, Appropriations Committee
2002 - 2004
Member, Joint Budget Committee
Member, Ways and Means Committee
Chair, Joint Capital Outlay Committee
Professional Memberships
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Louisiana Bar Association
Member, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association



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Son Jean-Paul Jude "J.P." Morrell 1978-

  11/02/2004 LA US Senate Lost 2.56% (-48.47%)
  10/04/2003 LA State House 097 Won 65.03% (+30.06%)
  10/23/1999 LA State House 097 Won 76.05% (+57.85%)
  10/21/1995 LA State House 097 Won 59.71% (+29.78%)
  10/19/1991 LA State House 097 Won 66.34% (+32.68%)
  10/24/1987 LA State House 097 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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