Leche, Richard W. (Richard Webster), 1898-1965

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Dates:
Birth 1898-05-17
Death 1965-02-22

Biographical notes:

Attorney, politician, and governor of Louisiana (1936-1939).

From the description of Genealogical papers, 1936-1986. (New Orleans Public Library). WorldCat record id: 18770596

Richard W. Leche graduated from Loyola University Law School in New Orleans, La., in 1923. He managed Louisiana Governor Huey Pierce Long's campaign for the United States Senate in 1930, was secretary to Long's successor as governor, Oscar K. Allen, and was elected governor in his own right as the Longite candidate in 1936. Leche's administration was marked by scandal and corruption, forcing his resignation in 1939. He was convicted of using the mails to defraud and was imprisoned between 1940 and 1945.

From the description of Richard W. Leche speeches, 1936-1937. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 183194877

From the description of Richard W. Leche broadside, 1938. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 183194879

Governor of Louisiana, 1936-1939.

From the description of Richard W. Leche papers, 1935-1956. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 240145287

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Subjects:

  • Genealogy
  • Flood control
  • Labor laws and legislation

Occupations:

  • Governors--Louisiana

Places:

  • Louisiana (as recorded)
  • Louisiana (as recorded)
  • Louisiana (as recorded)
  • Louisiana (as recorded)