PoliticalGraveyard.com
The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Orleans Parish
Louisiana

Orleans Parish Places & Things Named for Politicians

   Cohen College Prep High School, in New Orleans, is named for Walter L. Cohen.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Abraham Baldwin (built 1941 at New Orleans; scuttled 1976 as an artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico) was named for Abraham Baldwin.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Aedanus Burke (built 1943 at New Orleans; scrapped 1964) was named for Aedanus Burke.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Albert G. Brown (built 1943 at New Orleans; scrapped 1960) was named for Albert G. Brown.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander W. Doniphan (built 1944 at New Orleans; scrapped 1964) was named for Alexander William Doniphan.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander White (built 1942 at New Orleans; scrapped 1964) was named for Alexander White.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Philander C. Knox (built 1943 at New Orleans; scrapped 1961) was named for Philander C. Knox.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Martin Behrman (built 1944 at New Orleans; scrapped 1965) was named for Martin Behrman.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Sam Dale (built 1944 at New Orleans; scrapped 1973) was named for Sam Dale.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Harry Toulmin (built 1944 at New Orleans; launched as the USS Segnius; sold 1947; scrapped 1967) was originally named for Harry Toulmin.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John M. Parker (built 1944 at New Orleans; scrapped 1958) was named for John M. Parker.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Vining (built 1942 at New Orleans; scrapped 1960) was named for John Vining.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry S. Foote (built 1943 at New Orleans; scrapped 1960) was named for Henry S. Foote.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Sharp Williams (built 1943 at New Orleans; scrapped 1961) was named for John Sharp Williams.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Poindexter (built 1943 at New Orleans; scrapped 1967) was named for George Poindexter.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Jacob Thompson (built 1943 at New Orleans; scrapped 1968) was named for Jacob Thompson.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry L. Ellsworth (built 1943 at New Orleans; scrapped 1968) was named for Henry L. Ellsworth.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS J. C. W. Beckham (built 1943 at New Orleans; scrapped 1968) was named for J. C. W. Beckham.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Gale (built 1942 at New Orleans; scrapped 1970) was named for George Gale.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James McHenry (built 1943 at New Orleans; scrapped 1970) was named for James McHenry.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James B. Aswell (built 1943-44 at New Orleans; scrapped 1971) was named for James B. Aswell.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Jacques Phillippe Villere (built 1944 at New Orleans; redesignated as USS Basilan; scrapped 1972) was originally named for Jacques Philippe Villere.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John A. Quitman (built 1943 at New Orleans; scrapped 1973) was named for John A. Quitman.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry Wynkoop (built 1942 at New Orleans; scrapped 1958) was named for Henry Wynkoop.
"Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 315,917 politicians, living and dead.
 
  The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1971) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for TPG purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
  Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
  The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/LA/OR-names.html.  
  Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
  If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
  More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
  If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on May 10, 2022.

Creative 
Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]