George Rudolph Reitmeyer

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George Rudolph Reitmeyer

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Death: November 16, 1946 (74)
New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Place of Burial: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Frantz George Reitmeyer and Magdelene Oschner
Husband of Emily Geng and Marion Loretta Aicklen
Father of Muriel Lucille Reitmeyer; Emily Madeline Reitmeyer; Frances Culotta DAUPHIN; Eleanor Mora; George Rudolph Jr. Reitmeyer and 1 other
Brother of Heinrich George Joseph Reitmeyer; Ernestine Tini Anna Reitmeyer and Frances Michael Reitmeyer
Half brother of Mercedes Louisa Reitmeyer; William F. Frederick William Reitmeyer; Charles Frances Charles Reitmeyer and John Frank Reitmeyer

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About George Rudolph Reitmeyer

Salesman and Legislator. Louisiana State Senator - was longest serving state senator when he died in 1946. He was elected in 1924 from the 4th. ward to the La. House of Representatives. He held that position until 1932 when he was elected Senator from the 3rd. district. A newspaper clipping from one of his campaigns for the legislature described him as follows "Mr. Reitmeyer stands for good clean government, early completion of the Claiborne avenue extension, is interested in the development of the public educational institutions and stands ready to encourage anything of a constructive nature for the development of the city and the state. He opposes the Ku Klux Klan and promises to vote against all 'isms and radical legislation." George was involved in a variety of sales postions. First he was a Vice President for E.C. Villere, a whosesale liquor company. Prohibition put an end to his job with Villere. He then started with Guy L. Deano, the Victory Oil Comp[any which distributed fuel oil and other products. He was Vice President and was in this postion when he died.

He was educated. George was educated in the New Orleans Public Schools. He went to school up to the 5th. grade. He had to start work at the age of 8 as his father had died. George went on to be a strong supporter of education. He was chairman of the Board of Delgado Trade School for years. George put a lot of effort in the legislature into appropriations of funds for schools. For decades he worked to get Louisiana State to establish a New Orleans campus.

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George Rudolph Reitmeyer's Timeline

December 1, 1871
New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
January 28, 1899
Age 27
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Age 30
New Orleans
May 29, 1911
Age 39
May 17, 1923
Age 51
New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
November 16, 1946
Age 74
New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States