Blanchard, Newton C. (Newton Crain), 1849-1922

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Birth 1849-01-29
Death 1922-06-22
English

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Newton Crain Blanchard was an attorney, politician, and governor born in Rapides Parish, La. He received his law degree from the University of Louisiana (now Tulane) in 1870 and began practicing law in Shreveport the following year. Blanchard was a delegate to the Louisiana constitutional convention in 1879 and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1880 where he served until 1893. From 1893 until 1897, Blanchard held the unexpired U.S. Senate seat of Edward Douglass White and from 1897 until 1904, he was appointed associate justice to the Louisiana Supreme Court. As governor of Louisiana from 1904 to 1908, Blanchard reduced the appointive powers of the governor and was instrumental in upgrading public education. Blanchard also served as president of the Louisiana constitutional convention of 1913. He died in Shreveport, La.

From the description of Newton Crain Blanchard scrapbooks, 1892-1906. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 70696903

Newton Crain Blanchard was an attorney, politician, and governor born in Rapides Parish, La. He received his law degree from the University of Louisiana (now Tulane) in 1870 and began practicing law in Shreveport the following year. Blanchard was a delegate to the Louisiana constitutional convention in 1879 and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1880 where he served until 1893. From 1893 until 1897, Blanchard held the unexpired U.S. Senate seat of Edward Douglass White and from 1897 until 1904, he was appointed associate justice to the Louisiana Supreme Court. As governor of Louisiana from 1904 to 1908, Blanchard reduced the appointive powers of the governor and was instumental in upgrading public education. Blanchard also served as president of the Louisiana constituional convention of 1913. He died in Shreveport, La.

From the description of Newton Crain Blanchard letter, 1881 July 19. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 773816457

Newton Crain Blanchard was an attorney, politician, and governor born in Rapides Parish, La. He received his law degree from the University of Louisiana (now Tulane) in 1870 and began practicing law in Shreveport the following year. Blanchard was a delegate to the Louisiana constitutional convention in 1879 and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1880 where he served until 1893. From 1893 until 1897, Blanchard held the unexpired U.S. Senate seat of Edward Douglas White and from 1897 until 1904, he was appointed associate justice to the Louisiana Supreme Court. As governor of Louisiana from 1904 to 1908, Blanchard reduced the appointive powers of the governor and was instrumental in upgrading public education. Blanchard also served as president of the Louisiana constitutional convention of 1913. He died in Shreveport, La.

From the description of Newton Crain Blanchard photographs, circa 1902-1903. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 70696872

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  • Sugarcane industry
  • Tariff on sugar
  • Lynching
  • Yellow fever
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  • Legislators--United States
  • Governors--Louisiana
  • Lawyers--Louisiana

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  • Louisiana (as recorded)
  • Louisiana--New Orleans (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Boyce (La.) (as recorded)
  • Louisiana (as recorded)