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Sam Houston Jones
Governor of Louisiana

Preceded by Earl Kemp Long
Governor by Election
Served from May 14, 1940
Served to May 9, 1944
Left Office by Term Ended
Succeeded by James Houston Davis
July 15, 1897
near Merryville, Louisiana
February 7, 1978
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Cause Hardening of the arteries
Age 80
Party Democratic
Education Louisiana State University
Profession Lawyer
Spouse Mary Louise Gambrell
Children 2
Religion Methodist
Burial Prien Memorial Park

1940 - 1944

Sam Houston Jones, the 47th Governor of Louisiana died in 1978.  He is interred at Prien Memorial Park in Lake Charles.

He ran against Gov. Earl K. Long, who had succeeded into the office after the resignation of Gov. Richard Leche.  Also in the race was ex-Gov. Noe.  Sam Jones won.

Until 1968, a governor could not succeed himself in office.  So, ex-Gov. Jones ran for a second term beginning in 1948 with the support of Gov. James H. Davis, who succeeded Jones in 1944. 

He lost to Earl K. Long.



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