George R. Blue
|George Riebel Blue, Sr.|
Louisiana State Representative
for Jefferson Parish
|Born|| December 10, 1916|
|Died|| December 1986 (aged c. 70)|
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Political party||Republican-turned-Democrat by 1963|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth B. Blue|
|Children|| Kaa F. Blue, II|
Leslie Blue Stevens
|Residence||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Alma mater||Tulane University|
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). 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.
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.
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.
- Billy Hathorn, The Republican Party in Louisiana, 1920-1980, (Natchitoches: Northwestern State University, 1980), p. 87.
- Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, November 8, 1960.
- Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives: Jefferson Parish. house.louisiana.gov. Retrieved on May 10, 2022.
- George Riebel “Buddy” Blue Jr. (1949-2016) - Find a Grave Memorial, accessed May 10, 2022.