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

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Trice, Leon,. Leon Trice Louisiana political photographs, 1920s-1940s. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
referencedIn Louisiana State University System. Office of the President. Louisiana State University photograph collection. Office of the President, 1865-1952. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Record of political contributions in New Orleans, 1932-1944. New Orleans Public Library
creatorOf Leche, Richard W. (Richard Webster), 1898-1965. Richard W. Leche papers, 1935-1956. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Leche, Richard W. (Richard Webster), 1898-1965. Richard W. Leche speeches, 1936-1937. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Adams, St. Clair, 1878-1945. St. Clair Adams papers, 1934-1965 (bulk 1939-1940) Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
creatorOf Leche, Richard W. (Richard Webster), 1898-1965. Richard W. Leche broadside, 1938. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn LLMVC ephemera collection. Subgroup I, Politics, government & law, 1803-2006. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Trice, Leon,. Leon Trice Louisiana political photographs, 1920s-1940s. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
referencedIn United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Huey P. Long files, 1932-1969 (bulk 1934-1939). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Dore, J. Hugo (John Hugo), 1890-1953. J. Hugo Dore papers, 1935, 1938-1951. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Leche, Richard Webster, 1898-1965. Genealogical papers, 1936-1986. New Orleans Public Library
referencedIn Smith, James Monroe, 1888-1949. James Monroe Smith papers, 1924-1939. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Neild, Edward F. Edward F. Neild letters, 1936-1937. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Caldwell, Samuel S., 1894-1953. Samuel S. Caldwell scrapbooks, 1918-1950 (bulk 1932-1937). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
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associatedWith Adams, St. Clair, 1878-1945. person
associatedWith Allen, Oscar Kelly, 1882-1936. person
associatedWith Arndt, Karl John Richard. person
associatedWith Caldwell, Samuel S., 1894-1953. person
associatedWith Charleville family. family
associatedWith Dore, J. Hugo (John Hugo), 1890-1953. person
associatedWith Leche family. family
associatedWith Leche, Richard Webster, 1929- person
associatedWith Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935. person
associatedWith Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. corporateBody
associatedWith Louisiana State University System. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Moore, Mary Brown (Daniel), 1875-1957. person
associatedWith Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945. person
associatedWith Neild, Edward F. person
associatedWith Reynolds family. family
associatedWith Smith, James Monroe, 1888-1949. person
associatedWith United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Subject
Genealogy
Flood control
Labor laws and legislation
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Governors--Louisiana
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Birth 1898-05-17

Death 1965-02-22

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