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Jackson Parish
Louisiana

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  • Davis Cemetery


    Davis Cemetery
    Jackson Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      James Houston Davis (1899-2000) — also known as Jimmie Davis; "The Singing Governor" — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Quitman, Jackson Parish, La., September 11, 1899. Democrat. Governor of Louisiana, 1944-48, 1960-64; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1960. Country musician and author of hit song "You Are My Sunshine"; elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1972; star of the movie Louisiana, as himself. Died in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., November 5, 2000 (age 101 years, 55 days). Interment at Davis Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Anna Gordon.
      See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
      Books about Jimmie Davis: Gus Weill, You are my sunshine : the Jimmie Davis story : an affectionate biography — Kenny Gill, Jimmie Davis: More Than Sunshine

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