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  Ieyoub, Richard
NameRichard Ieyoub
Calcasieu, Louisiana , United States
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Born August 11, 1944 (76 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedPaul
Dec 05, 2012 01:16am
InfoRichard Phillip Ieyoub, Sr. (born August 11, 1944), is a Baton Rouge lawyer with the firm Couhig Partners and a Democratic politician who was the attorney general of Louisiana from 1992-2004 and was the Calcasieu Parish district attorney in Lake Charles from 1984-1992. Ieyoub, a political personality allied with his party's liberal wing, finished in a disappointing third place in the jungle primary for the U.S. Senate in 1996 and for the Louisiana governorship in 2003.

Ieyoub (pronounced EYE YOOB), who is of Lebanese extraction, was born in Lake Charles to Phillip Assad Ieyoub and the former Virginia Khoury. He graduated from Lake Charles High School (Lake Charles Boston High School, since desegregation) in 1962. He received his bachelor's degree in history from McNeese State University (then College) in Lake Charles in 1968. He received his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1972. He was admitted to the bar and licensed to practice in Louisiana and before the United States Supreme Court. Early in his career, Ieyoub was a special prosecutor for the man he would succeed as attorney general, fellow Democrat William J. "Billy" Guste, Jr., of New Orleans. He was affiliated with the Lake Charles firm Baggett, McCall, Singleton, Ranier, and Ieyoub and then later established a solo practice. He also instructed criminal law on occasion at his alma mater, McNeese. He is a member of the Sierra Club.

Ieyoub was elected district attorney of Calcasieu Parish in 1984 and reelected without opposition in 1990. As D.A., he headed the national Commission on Model State Drug Laws.


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