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Edward Clark Gaudin (born December 26, 1931) is a Baton Rouge attorney who served for 21 years in the Louisiana House of Representatives (1967-1968; 1972-1992) as the first Republican member from East Baton Rouge Parish in the twentieth century. December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Capitol Building Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana, a state of the United States of America. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, along with the Democratic Party. ... East Baton Rouge Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ...

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Early years, education, family

Gaudin (pronounced GO DAN) was born in New Roads in Pointe Coupee Parish to Mr. and Mrs. Alton Gaudin. His father (1904-1999) was in the ice business and once hired young deLesseps Story Morrison, Sr., to work in the summer. Morrison went on to become mayor of New Orleans, ambassador to the Organization of American States, and a three-time Democratic gubernatorial contender. Gaudin's mother was reared in Ventress, also in Pointe Coupee Parish. New Roads is a city located in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. ... Pointe Coupee Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... de Lesseps Story Morrison (1912 January 18–1964 May 22) was a U.S. political figure. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... The Organization of American States (OAS; OEA in the other three official languages) is an international organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA. Its members are the 35 independent nations of the Americas. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... A governor is an official who heads the government of a colony, state or other sub-national state unit. ... Ventress is a village in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. ...


Gaudin, who is of French extraction and Roman Catholic, graduated from the parochial St. Joseph's Academy in New Roads in 1948. Another well-known graduate of St. Joseph's is former Congresswoman Lindy Boggs, a Democrat from New Orleans. He then received his bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1952. He entered the U.S. Army Artillery as a second lieutenant on an ROTC commission in 1952. He left the service in 1954 as a first lieutenant but remained a major in the Army Reserves as a major for another decade thereafter. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Lindy Boggs Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Lindy Boggs (born March 13, 1916) is a United States political figure who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and as ambassador to the Vatican. ... Memorial Tower. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ...


Gaudin graduated from the LSU law school with a juris doctorate degree in 1958. In his civil law practice, he specializes in collections, successions, wills, and real estate foreclosures. Gaudin's son, Todd E. Gaudin, is also a Baton Rouge lawyer; he practices in the firm Gaudin and Romero. 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Gaudin's first wife, the former Marianne Hurst, died in 1992. He married the former Shirley Armetta in 1994. He has two daughters from the first marriage, Allison Maria Asby of Baton Rouge and Dana Angelle Gaudin of Asheville, North Carolina. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Asheville City Hall. ...


Gaudin wins six legislative elections

Gaudin won a 1967 special election created by the resignation of Democratic lawmaker Luther F. Cole. He defeated Democrat Richard E. Cheek, 9,856 votes (50.3 percent) to 9,730 (49.7 percent) in a special election for the one-year unexpired term. In his first year in the legislature, Gaudin served with three other Republicans, Morley A. Hudson and Taylor W. O'Hearn of Shreveport and Roderick Miller of Lafayette, all of whom are deceased. Gaudin was defeated for a four-year term in 1968. So was O'Hearn. Hudson did not seek reelection, and Miller lost in a bid for the Louisiana state Senate. Gaudin rebounded in 1972 to win the first of five consecutive terms. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Taylor Walters OHearn (1908-April 2, 1997) was a pioneer in the rebirth of the Republican Party in Louisiana during the mid-twentieth century. ... Shreveport, Louisiana is the third largest metropolitan city in the state of Louisiana, USA. It is located in Caddo Parish, and as of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 200,145. ... Lafayette or La Fayette is the name of several places in the United States of America, generally named for the French hero of the American Revolution, the Marquis de Lafayette (sometimes referred to as the Marquis de la Fayette), as are most places named Fayette, or Fayetteville: La Fayette, Alabama... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


In 1972, Gaudin benefited from the presence of Republican gubernatorial candidate David C. Treen, a Baton Rouge native then residing in Jefferson Parish. He unseated the Democrat Lillian Walker, 6,949 (51 percent) to 6,645 (49 percent). Thereafter, Gaudin won comparatively easy victories to hold his seat. When Gaudin was reelected in the 1975 jungle primary, he had only four incoming Republican colleagues, and one of those, A.J. McNamara of Jefferson Parish, had been elected as a Democrat but switched affiliation in 1977. A governor is an official who heads the government of a colony, state or other sub-national state unit. ... David Conner Treen, Sr. ... Jefferson Parish is a parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... In the jungle primary, all candidates run in the same initial election regardless of party label. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


In his last election for the District 69 seat, which then encompassed the Jefferson Street area and Tara subdivision, in 1987, Gaudin polled 48 percent in the jungle primary and was forced into a general election (often called the "runoff" in Louisiana) with the Democrat Marilyn Barfield. He then won by a comfortable margin, 7,370 (58 percent) to 5,441 (42 percent). He did not run again in the 1991 primary, but his seat remained in Republican hands with the general election victory of Charles "Chuck" McMains, who later left the legislature and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in the 1996 jungle primary. District 69 was dismembered by the legislature after Gaudin announced that he would not seek reelection, and part of the base now lies in District 68. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the jungle primary, all candidates run in the same initial election regardless of party label. ... A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Medical marijuana bill

In his last legislative session, Gaudin attempted to revive Louisiana's medical marijuana law. He introduced the bill after a young man rolled into Gaudin's office in his wheelchair to talk to the lawmaker about his reliance on the illegal drug. "He would have some type of convulsions from time to time, and he would shake like he had 7,500 volts running in his body. . . He said [marijuana] was the only thing that gave him any kind of relief," Gaudin recalled.


Gaudin noted that the medical-marijuana issue transcended party lines. "A lot of my colleagues were a little surprised that I would be the author of the bill," he said. "But . . . if you don't smoke it, that takes away from the recreational benefit that people want. And how many people are claiming medical need when they are really looking for use recreationally?" Gaudin asked.


Right-to-work legislation

Gaudin was among a virtual handful of Louisiana legislators who supported a state right-to-work law in his 1967-1968 term. By 1976, after his reelection, the legislature passed right-to-work. Louisiana was the last traditional southern state to adopt such legislation. Gaudin considers his persistence on right-to-work to have been his greatest single legislative accomplishment. In gaining passage, he worked with Representative Bruce Lynn, a fellow Republican and a banker from Caddo Parish. Lynn was elected to succeed another right-to-work supporter, Democrat (later Republican) James H. "Jimmy" Wilson of Vivian, also in Caddo Parish. Caddo Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Vivian is a town located in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. ...


Gaudin also worked to eliminate the Milk Commission, which lawmakers eventually concluded kept milk prices in the state artificially high and forbade out-of-state companies from selling within Louisiana.


Gaudin retained an interest in Republican politics after he left the legislature. He was a delegate to the 1996 Republican National Convention in San Diego, which nominated the ticket of Robert J. Dole and Jack French Kemp. The Dole-Kemp combination, however, lost Louisiana's nine electoral votes in the fall campaign. Nickname: Americas Finest City Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: Country United States State California County San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders City Attorney Michael Aguirre City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer Ben Hueso Area    - City 963. ... Bob Dole Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) is best known as a former Republican United States Senate Majority Leader and Senator from Kansas. ... Jack Kemp Jack French Kemp, Jr. ...

Preceded by:
Luther F. Cole (D)
Louisiana State Representative from District 69 (Baton Rouge)

Edward Clark Gaudin (R)
1967–1968

Succeeded by:
Lillian Walker (D)
Preceded by:
Lillian Walker (D)
Louisiana State Representative from District 69 (Baton Rouge)

Edward Clark Gaudin (R)
1972–1992

Succeeded by:
Chuck McMains (R)

References

Billy Hathorn, "The Republican Party in Louisiana, 1920-1980," Master's thesis (1980), Northwestern State University at Natchitoches


Billy Hathorn, interview with Clark Gaudin, July 12, 2006


http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/conventions/san.diego/facts/delegate.profile/LA.shtml


http://batonrouge.citysearch.com/profile/4521568/?brand=smx_yp-nc


https://www.fastcase.com/Yahoo/Start.aspx?C=93cec5abbd890bbdf4d120c26fa8aa4025ced0851789d500&D=60bf36a001a6d6426a721ed024ea0a99e236d6d98da88a5f&AffiliateConst=Yahoo


http://www.sos.louisiana.gov:8090/cgibin/?rqstyp=elcpr&rqsdta=10248717


http://www.sos.louisiana.gov:8090/cgibin/?rqstyp=elcpr&rqsdta=11218717


http://www.sos.louisiana.gov:8090/cgibin/?rqstyp=elcpr&rqsdta=11169117


http://www.mpp.org/LA/news_2000.html


http://www.sos.louisiana.gov:8090/cgibin/?rqstyp=elcms2&rqsdta=092196


http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000592


 
 

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