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Luther E. Hall papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-182

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to the campaign that preceded the Louisiana Democratic Primary Election held 1918 September 10 to choose a candidate to fill the unexpired term of United States Senator Robert F. Broussard, who died in office. The main contenders were former governor Luther E. Hall and Edward J. Gay of Iberville Parish. Hall's campaign manager was J.F.C. (Ferd) Claiborne. When Gay won a plurality, Hall, who came in second, withdrew from the race.

Dates

  • 1912-1918
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1918
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/09/1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Luther E. Hall (1869-1921) was former governor of Louisiana and one of the main contenders to fill the unexpired term of United States Senator Robert F. Broussard, who died in office. The Louisiana Democratic Election, was held 1918 September 10 against Edward J. Gay of Iberville Parish, who had the support of New Orleans Mayor Martin Behrman. John Overton was the third candidate. Hall's campaign manager was J.F.C. (Ferd) Claiborne. When Gay won a plurality, Hall, who came in second, withdrew from the race.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged chronologically. It consists of one box and one bound volume.

Source of Acquisition

Mrs. John P. Manard.

Method of Acquisition

Gift.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 775016770

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1967.
Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
LAC Group
Date
04/06/2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US