T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History Collection
INTERVIEWEE NAME: Henry L. Fuqua, Jr. #4700.0021
IDENTIFICATION: Son of Henry L. Fuqua, governor of Louisiana 1924-26.
INTERVIEWER: Susie Crews, Assistant, LSU Recording Services
PROJECT: LSU History
DATE: March 22, 1979 FOCUS DATES: 1910-1930
Family background; James Overton Fuqua home in Beauregard Town;
early Baton Rouge recollections, burning of Cotton Compress,
streetcars, ferry rides, 1912 flood; schooling, Mrs. Iranie
Alexander; Harriet McGruder, father's half sister; LSU (1924);
Garig Hall; father's student days at LSU and after; railroad; good
engineering training; father comes back to Baton Rouge; Fuqua
hardware store; father appointed head of the penitentiary in Baton
Rouge by Governor Pleasant (1916); "Jay Bird Land"; Angola; 1922
flood; riding horses in Angola; dances in Angola; Henry Fuqua, Sr.
runs for governor; Fuqua saves Southern University; Dr. Felton
Clark; Dr. Dalrymple and daughter Eleanor; Huey Long and Hewitt
Bouanchaud ran against Fuqua, Sr., for governor (1924); dedication
of new LSU campus; significance of May 19th; the Old Pavillion;
death of Governor Fuqua; Fuqua used for selfish interests; gravel
and plank roads; railroads; Thomas and Annie Boyd; Fuqua's mother;
old governor's mansion antiques.
TAPES: T 25 TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 1 hr.
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