Frank Blackburn

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Frank Barnett Blackburn​

12th Mayor (interim) of Bossier City, Louisiana, USA
In office
September 1983​ – 1984​
Preceded by Marvin Anding
Succeeded by Donald Edward Jones​

Born February 11, 1944​
Lamar County, Texas
Died
Resting place
Nationality American
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Angela Rae Harris Blackburn (married 1982; not first wife))​
Children Josh Barnett Blackburn​

William Paul Blackburn​ (grandson)

Residence Bossier City, Louisiana​
Occupation Businessman

Frank Barnett Blackburn (born February 11, 1944)[1] is a former interim mayor of Bossier City in northwestern Louisiana. As one of the two at-large members of the Bossier City Council under the mayor-council form of government, Blackburn, a Democrat, became mayor in September 1983, upon the death in office of Marvin Anding.

In August 19, 1971, Blackburn filed as a candidate for the Bossier Parish Police Jury, the parish governing body.[2] On March 15, 1980, he was elected to the city council in a special election to fill the at-large seat on the city council created by the election of Robert Roy Adley to the Louisiana House of Representatives. In the council race, Blackburn defeated the Republican candidate, David Harold Broussard (1947-1998).[3] He then won a full council term in 1981.​

Blackburn was succeeded in the spring of 1984 by Donald Edward Jones, who in a heated special election defeated Marvin Anding's widow, Patricia Janelle Ball Anding (1935-2012).[4]

Blackburn has long been active in the Masonic lodge.[5] He is a native of Lamar County, Texas. Blackburn and his son, Josh Barnett Blackburn (born June 28, 1970), operate Blackburn Radiator Shop, which he established in Bossier City in 1965.[6]

References

  1. Frank Blackburn, February 1944, Louisiana Secretary of State, accessdate=December 28, 2014.
  2. The Bossier Banner, August 19, 1971, p. 4d.
  3. Shreveport Journal, March 17, 1980, p. 2.
  4. Garrett v. Kneass. leagle.com (March 21, 1986). Retrieved on February 26, 2015.
  5. The History of the Shreveport Scottish Rite Valley. mastermason.com. Retrieved on February 26, 2015.
  6. Blackburn Radiator Shop. manta.com. Retrieved on February 26, 2015.
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