James Albert Noe, Sr (1890 - 1976)

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Nicknames: "James A.", "Pappy"
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Birthplace: West Point, KY, USA
Death: Died in Houston, TX, USA
Cause of death: Heart
Occupation: 44th Governor of Louisiana, State Senator and President Pro Tempore of the State Senate; became Lt. Governor when Lt. Governor Fournet resigned to become a Louisiana Supreme Court Justice, started KNOE TV-Radio and WNOE Radio stations; known for his phila
Managed by: Joel Scott Cognevich
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Immediate Family

    • Anna Gray
      wife
    • James
      son
    • Gay
      daughter
    • Linda
      daughter
    • wife
    • daughter
    • James
      son
    • Linda
      daughter
    • John
      brother

About James Albert Noe, Sr

James A. Noe, a wealthy independent oil man, ran for the State Senate at the request of Huey Long. He won, became a Long floor leader and was chosen by his colleagues to be President Pro Tempore of the Senate. In 1936, Governor Allen died in office. Without a Lieutenant Governor to succeed Allen, Noe became Governor for the five month interim period before Richard Leche took office.

Noe appointed Huey's widow, Rose McConnell Long, to complete Long's U. S. Senate term. He completed necessary Federal paperwork to receive $6 million for state highways and began the process of establishing a state public welfare office under the national Social Security Act.

Noe later ran for governor twice--in 1940 and in 1959. He was more successful in his business interests, founding two radio stations and one television station and promoting the growth of his oil business which helped support his philanthropy.

His split with Longite Governor Richard Leche paved the way for the "Louisiana Scandals" which broke the political grip of the Long faction in Louisiana in 1940.

Noe died in Texas in 1976

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James A. Noe, Sr.'s Timeline

1890
December 21, 1890
West Point, KY, USA
1923
1923
Age 32
1976
October 18, 1976
Age 85
Houston, TX, USA
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