Leaders From Louisiana

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Louisiana has produced a number of Leaders who have made it big. These include Huey Long, Huey P. Newton, Steve Scalise, Bobby Jindal, John Bel Edwards and others.
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Huey Long
(Politician)
Huey Long
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Birthdate: August 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 10, 1935
Huey Long, also known as "The Kingfish,” was the governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and then a Louisiana senator from 1932 to 1935. Though he supported Franklin D. Roosevelt initially, he fell out with him later over the New Deal, proposing the Share Our Wealth movement instead.
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Bobby Jindal
(55th Governor of Louisiana (2008 - 2016))
Bobby Jindal
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Birthdate: June 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Bobby Jindal has been the governor of Louisiana from 2008 to 2016. He was also a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 1st district, becoming the second Indian-American and the first Indian-American Republican in the U.S. Congress. He opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and supports gun rights.
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Huey P. Newton
(Political Activist, Revolutionary Leader and Co-Founder of the ‘Black Panther Party’)
Huey P. Newton
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Birthdate: February 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 22, 1989

Huey P. Newton was an African-American civil and political rights activist. He is credited with co-founding The Black Panther Party (BPP), which went on to become one of black movement's most influential organizations of the late-1960s. The party, under Newton's leadership, founded more than 60 community support programs, including Free Breakfast for Children, which provided food to thousands of children.

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Alan Autry
(Politician)
Alan Autry
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Birthdate: July 31, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
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Steve Scalise
(Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives)
Steve Scalise
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Birthdate: October 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra

Steve Scalise is the current U.S. House of Representatives minority whip and represents Louisiana's 1st district. Scalise made headlines when, in 2017, he and three others were injured after a left-wing extremist shot them with a rifle at a Congressional baseball practice. Strangely, he still remains a gun rights supporter.

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John Bel Edwards
(56th Governor of Louisiana)
John Bel Edwards
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Birthdate: September 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo

Politician and attorney John Bel Edwards is currently serving as the 56th governor of Louisiana. He is a member of the Democratic Party and has previously served as the Democratic leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives. A United States Army veteran, he once served with the 82nd Airborne Division. He is married and has two daughters.

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Andrew Young Jr.
(55th Mayor of Atlanta (1982 - 1990))
Andrew Young Jr.
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Birthdate: March 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces

Andrew Young Jr. is an American activist, politician, and diplomat. Young is best known for his role in the civil rights movement; a close associate of Martin Luther King Jr., Andrew Young served as the executive director of a civil rights organization called Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Andrew Young is a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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David Vitter
(Politician)
David Vitter
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Birthdate: May 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Russel L. Honoré
(Military officer)
Russel L. Honoré
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Birthdate: 1947 AD
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P.G.T. Beauregard
(Confederate general during American Civil War)
P.G.T. Beauregard
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Birthdate: May 28, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 20, 1893
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Liz Carmouche
(Mixed martial artist, Military personnel)
Liz Carmouche
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Birthdate: February 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Edwin Edwards
(50th Governor of Louisian)
Edwin Edwards
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Birthdate: August 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 12, 2021
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Mitch Landrieu
(Politician)
Mitch Landrieu
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Birthdate: August 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
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Geronimo Pratt
(Former military veteran who was accused in 1972 for the 1968 murder of Caroline Olsen)
Geronimo Pratt
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Birthdate: September 13, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 2, 2011
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Edward Douglass White
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Birthdate: November 3, 1845
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 19, 1921
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Lindy Boggs
(Politician)
Lindy Boggs
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Birthdate: March 13, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 27, 2013
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Omar Suleiman
(Former Vice-President of Egypt)
Omar Suleiman
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Birthdate: July 2, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 19, 2012

Omar Suleiman once led the Egyptian General Intelligence Service as its director. He had also briefly been the vice president of Egypt under president Hosni Mubarak, becoming the first to have held the post under Mubarak. In his early days, he had also been part of the Six-Day and October wars.

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John R. Lynch
(politician, lawyer)
John R. Lynch
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Birthdate: September 10, 1847
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 2, 1939
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Ernest Nathan Morial
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Birthdate: October 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 24, 1989
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Auguste Chouteau
(Politician)
Auguste Chouteau
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Birthdate: September 7, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 24, 1829
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Samuel Bowers
(Military personnel)
Samuel Bowers
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Birthdate: August 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 5, 2006
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Dave Treen
(Politician, Lawyer)
Dave Treen
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Birthdate: July 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 29, 2009
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Calvin Waller
(General)
Calvin Waller
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Birthdate: December 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 9, 1996
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Blake Miguez
(Sport shooter, Politician)
Blake Miguez
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Birthdate: 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Frank Howard (Louisiana politician)
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Birthdate: December 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 27, 2020