George T. Oubre

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George Thurman Oubre, Sr.

Louisiana State Senator for
St. Charles, St. James, and
St. John the Baptist parishes
In office
Preceded by Jules G. Mollere

Lawrence Babin

Succeeded by Harvey Peltier, Jr.

Louis Lambert

Born February 22, 1918
Norco, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana
Died May 28, 1998 (aged 80)
Resting place Our Lady of Peace Cemetery and Mausoleum in Vacherie, Louisiana
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Eve Klibert Oubre (1920-2001)
Residence Vacherie, St. James Parish

Norco, St. Charles Parish
Metairie, Jefferson Parish

Alma mater Tulane University School of Law
Occupation Attorney
Religion Roman Catholic

George Thurman Oubre, Sr. (February 22, 1918 – May 28, 1998),[1] was an attorney from his native Norco, Louisiana, whowas a state senator for St. Charles, St. James,, and St. John the Baptist parishes for a single term from 1968 to 1972, during the second administration of Governor John J. McKeithen.[2]

Political life

In 1970, Senator Oubre was named "Conservationist of the Year" in the elected official category by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation.[3]

In 1971, Oubre did not seek reelection to the state Senate but instead lost a Democratic runoff election in December for state attorney general to his senatorial colleague, William J. Guste of New Orleans. In this same election, Edwin Edwards defeated J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Guste then handily defeated Republican Tom Stagg of Shreveport in the general election held on February 1, 1972, for the right to succeed Jack P. F. Gremillion of Baton Rouge, who failed in his primary bid for a fifth term in the office.[4] Another unsuccessful primary candidate was the well-known Lafayette attorney J. Minos Simon (1922-2004), who represented Mayor John K. Snyder of Alexandria on municipal-based disputes.

Legal career

An alumnus of the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans,[5] Oubre in 1983 was a partner in the law firm Levy, Oubre, Lenz & Rosenthal in Metairie in Jefferson Parish, The "Rosenthal" in the firm was Arnold Jack Rosenthal, the last finance and utilities commissioner in Alexandria, when that city was under the city commission form of municipal government. Rosenthal ran for the state Senate in Rapides Parish in 1971 while Oubre sought the office of attorney general. Oubre and Rosenthal obtained a $50,000 loan from the Louisiana National Bank in Baton Rouge, and neither made payments accordingly. When the bank sued, Rosenthal purchased the note for the sum of $54,000. He later filed suit against Oubre for repayment. Oubre claimed that he did not owe Rosenthal because Rosenthal was indebted to Oubre for half of the original $50,000 as a result of other expenses encountered from their partnership. The court ruled on appeal in favor of Rosenthal.[6]

In 1986, 40th District Court Judge Gerard Walton "Ton" Caire of Edgard in St. John the Baptist Parish ordered Oubre to represent John Francis Wille pro bono in a murder case because Oubre had been convicted of bank fraud.[7] The Federal Bureau of Prisons does not indicate that Oubre had been a federal inmate after 1982. Rosenthal, however, was sentenced to twenty-two months in prison, assessed a $2,000 fine, and three years probation on another matter. He was released by the Federal Bureau of Prisons from a facility in Florida on September 4, 1987, after having served a year of the stated sentence.[8]


  1. George T. Oubre. Retrieved on December 8, 2020.
  2. Membership in the Louisiana State Senate, 1880-2024. Louisiana State Senate. Retrieved on December 8, 2020.
  3. Louisiana Wildlife Federation Conservation Award Winners. (February 16, 2010). Retrieved on January 10, 2015; information no longer on-line.
  4. Shreveport Journal, February 2, 1972.
  5. Mr. George T. Oubre. Retrieved on December 8, 2020.
  6. Arnold Jack Rosenthal v. George T. Oubre,, March 16, 1987.
  7. G. Walton Caire and George Oubre. (May 1, 2014; no longer accessible on-line).
  8. Inmate Locator: Arnold J. Rosenthal. Retrieved on December 8, 2020.