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Politicians in Banking and Finance in Louisiana

  Etienne Joseph Caire (1868-1955) — also known as Etienne J. Caire — of Edgard, St. John the Baptist Parish, La. Born in Edgard, St. John the Baptist Parish, La., September 17, 1868. Republican. Merchant; pharmacist; sugar cane planter; banker; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1928. Catholic. French ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died in Edgard, St. John the Baptist Parish, La., July 16, 1955 (age 86 years, 302 days). Entombed at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Edgard, La.
  Relatives: Son of Jean Baptiste Caire and Felicia (Burcard) Caire; married 1889 to Laura Hymel.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
George W. Carroll George W. Carroll (1855-1935) — also known as "The Moneyless Millionaire of Texas" — of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex. Born in Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La., April 11, 1855. Lumber business; banker; oil millionaire; philanthropist; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Texas, 1902; Prohibition candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1904. Baptist. Died, of pneumonia, in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Tex., December 14, 1935 (age 80 years, 247 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Frank L. Carroll and Sarah (Long) Carroll; married 1877 to Underhill Mixson.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Prohibition Year Book 1912
  Randy Lew Ewing (b. 1944) — also known as Randy Ewing — of Quitman, Jackson Parish, La. Born in Jackson Parish, La., February 10, 1944. Democrat. Lumber and timber business; bank director; member of Louisiana state senate 35th District, 1988-2000; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 2003. Methodist. Member, Lions. Still living as of 2011.
  Relatives: Married to Rosemary Upshaw.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Gilbert Hunton Green (1851-1909) — also known as Gilbert H. Green — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Prince William County, Va., August 17, 1851. Banker; Vice-Consul for Uruguay in New Orleans, La., 1892-1907. Presbyterian. Died in Baltimore, Md., February 9, 1909 (age 57 years, 176 days). Interment at Greenwich Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Greenwich, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Green and Lucinda Irland (Hunton) Green; married, June 4, 1879, to Annie H. Hunton.
  Epitaph: "Thou Wilt Keep Him In Perfect Peace / Whose Mind Is Stayed On Thee."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Minedee C. McLean (b. 1888) — also known as Minedee McLean — of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, La. Born in East Feliciana Parish, La., April 29, 1888. School teacher; bank clerk; U.S. Vice Consul in Santiago, 1940-43. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Harold Barnett McSween (1926-2002) — of Louisiana. Born in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., July 19, 1926. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; writer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1959-63. Died in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., January 12, 2002 (age 75 years, 177 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Newton Pharr (1872-1966) — Born in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, La., July 19, 1872. Republican. Sugar cane planter; engineer; manufacturer; bank director; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1908. Methodist. Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Died October 28, 1966 (age 94 years, 101 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, New Iberia, La.
  Relatives: Son of John Newton Pharr.
  The city of Pharr, Texas, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Volney Voss Whittington (1893-1974) — also known as V. V. Whittington — of Benton, Bossier Parish, La. Born in Ivan, Bossier Parish, La., September 26, 1893. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; banker; member of Louisiana state senate, 1928-32. Baptist. Member, Lions; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons. Died in 1974 (age about 80 years). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Haughton, La.
  Alexander Penn Wooldridge (1847-1930) — also known as A. P. Wooldridge — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., April 13, 1847. Lawyer; bank president; mayor of Austin, Tex., 1909-19. Died in Austin, Travis County, Tex., September 8, 1930 (age 83 years, 148 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Wooldridge Park, in downtown Austin, Texas, is named for him.  — Wooldridge Elementary School, in Austin, Texas, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
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