Monday, October 08, 2007

Former U.S. Rep. Joe D. Waggonner Jr. Died Sunday At Age 89

Former U.S. Rep. Joe D. Waggonner Jr.
died Sunday, (October 7, 2007.)
He was 89 years old.

The Shreveport Times has a very nice write-up about Mr. Waggonner on their website
More info on Joseph David Waggonner, Jr.
(September 7, 1918 - October 7, 2007)
can be found HERE

Here’s a Video Interview I found, (at the website,) with Representative Joe D. Waggoner on 2-12-1993.
Click HERE to view
About Interview:
Former U. S. Representative Joe D. Waggoner discusses his career in public service and politics that began in Bossier Parish as a Deputy Sheriff in the late 1940's and as a candidate for State Controller in 1959 on the Willie Rainach ticket. Waggoner ran for Congress after his predecessor Thomas Overton Brooks died in office, and served for seventeen years before retiring after the 1977-79 term. Other topics include his political philosophy and relationships with former Presidents and friendships with Governors Earl Long, Robert Kennon, Jimmie Davis and Edwin Edwards.
(Video and info from website)

Condolences to Mr. Waggonner’s family and friends.
He will be missed...


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