Eugene McGehee

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Eugene Webb McGehee

Louisiana State Representative
for East Baton Rouge Parish
In office
Preceded by Two-member delegation:

Wayne Gaudin
Apple Sanders

Succeeded by Nine-member delegation:

Richard Hugh Baker
E. Clark Gaudin
Woody Jenkins
Kevin Reilly
Arthur F. Abadie
Warren Davis Folkes
Johnnie A. Jones
Frank P. Simoneaux
Richard Turnley, Jr.

Judge of the Louisiana 19th Judicial District Court
In office

Born March 19, 1929
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Died April 11, 2014 (aged 85)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Resting place Blackwater United Methodist Church Cemetery in Baton Rouge
Nationality Scottish-American
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Frances Merrelle Grice McGehee
Children Webb McGehee

Laurelle M. Cliburn
Kellye M. Couvillion
Melane M. Landry
Nine grandchildren

Residence Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Occupation Attorney
Religion United Methodist

Military Service
Service/branch Louisiana National Guard
Years of service 1948-1978
Rank Colonel (on retirement)

Eugene Webb McGehee (March 19, 1929 – April 11, 2014) was an attorney and Democrat politician from his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

From a modest background of Scottish descent, McGehee, an Eagle Scout,[1] entered Louisiana State University Law Center at the age of eighteen and upon graduation practiced law for several decades.[2] From 1960 to 1972, he served three four-year terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives.[3]

Thereafter until his retirement from the legislature in 1978, he was a judge of the Louisiana 19th Judicial District Court.[2]

In 1948, he entered the Louisiana National Guard as a private and retired more than three decades later as a colonel. He was inducted in 2001 into the LSU Cadets of the Ole War Skule and the LSU c. 1978Hall of Honor. He received the Louisiana Distinguished Service Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.[2]

McGehee and his wife, the former Frances Merrelle Grice (born April 1929), have a son, Webb McGee and wife Judy; three daughters, Laurelle M. Cliburn, Kellye M. Couvillion and husband Jeff, and Melane M. Landry; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He died at his home in Baton Rouge at the age of eighty-five. A member of the Blackwater United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, he is interred at the church cemetery there.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Eugene Webb McGehee. The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate (April 12, 2014). Retrieved on July 21, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ben Wallace (April 14, 2014). Eugene McGehee, former state legislator and judge, dies. Baton Rouge Morning Advocate. Retrieved on July 12, 2014.
  3. Membership of the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2016. Retrieved on July 21, 2022.