T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History Collection

ABSTRACT

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

ABSTRACT:

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.



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