George R. Blue

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George Riebel Blue, Sr.

Louisiana State Representative
for Jefferson Parish
(at-large membership)
In office

Born December 10, 1916
Houston, Texas
Died December 1986 (aged c. 70)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Political party Republican-turned-Democrat by 1963
Spouse(s) Elizabeth B. Blue
Children Kaa F. Blue, II

Leslie Blue Stevens
George R. Blue, Jr. (dedeased)

Residence New Orleans, Louisiana
Alma mater Tulane University
Profession Attorney

George Riebel Blue, Sr. (December 10, 1916 – December 1986), was a New Orleans attorney who served from 1964 to 1972 as a Democrat state representative for suburban Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Earlier, in 1956, Blue was the Republican nominee for the United States House of Representatives for the Orleans Parish-based Louisia's 2nd congressional district. Blue failed in his GOP challenge to Democratic U.S. Representative Hale Boggs, who defeated Blue, 69,715 votes (64.5 percent) to 38,344 (35.5 percent).[1] As a Republican candidate, Blue fared better against Boggs than had the party's 1960 choice, Elliot Ross Buckley, a cousin of magazine publisher William F. Buckley, Jr., who had received only 22 percent of the vote.[2]

Blue was then twice elected to an at-large seat in the Louisiana House for Jefferson Parish in 1964 and 1968. His legislative tenure hence paralleled the gubernatorial administration of Democrat John J. McKeithen.[3]

Blue was born in Houston, Texas. His son, George R. "Buddy" Blue, Jr. (1949-2016), a Republican, practiced law in New Orleans Metarie in Jefferson Parish, and Covington in St. Tammany Parish. He specialized in personal injury and wrongful termination.[4]


  1. Billy Hathorn, The Republican Party in Louisiana, 1920-1980, (Natchitoches: Northwestern State University, 1980), p. 87.
  2. Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, November 8, 1960.
  3. Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives: Jefferson Parish. Retrieved on May 10, 2022.
  4. George Riebel “Buddy” Blue Jr. (1949-2016) - Find a Grave Memorial, accessed May 10, 2022.