ISBN-10:
1578069173
ISBN-13:
9781578069170
Pub. Date:
01/01/1977
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta / Edition 1

Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta / Edition 1

by Glen Jeansonne
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Overview

Leander Perez 1891-1969) was more than simply another Neanderthal segregationist. He was a political boss who held absolute power in Plaquemines Parish to an extent unsurpassed by any parish leader in Louisiana’s history. Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta is his full history.

A bit of a social reformer, a political figure of national stature, an oil tycoon worth millions of dollars, Perez was known to one and all, including himself, as the Judge, although the office he held for most of his career was that of district attorney. He got his political start in the early 1920s, when Huey Long was beginning to attract statewide attention. But, even after Long was gunned down in 1935, the Judge continued to dominate life in the lower delta for thirty-four years, until he died from a heart attack in 1969. Above all, Perez relished power, and the essence of his might lay in his skill as a backroom broker and in his personal friendships with such idologues as J. Strom Thurmond, Ross Barn

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578069170
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 01/01/1977
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 657,943
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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