LA horse Racing Commission SIGNED Earl K Long & Martin

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  • Sold Date: Apr 13, 2008
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State of Louisiana Executive Department

Appointing Irwin F. Poche, Sr. to the LA State racing commission 1954

SIGNED by Earl K. Long (in the first year of his last term) & Wade O. Martin Jr . !!

Great condition two minor tears (see pic) Comes framed (as in pic)

The Louisiana Racing Commission reviews, regulates, governs and supervises all forms of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in the State of Louisiana. Created by legislative act in 1940. The Commission is composed of thirteen members, one representing each Congressional district plus 2 at-large and 4 representing each of the parishes w live racing is held. All are appointed by the Governor, subject to State Senate confirmation.

Earl K. Long "Uncle Earl" , August 26, 1895 - September 5, 1960 three-time Democratic governor of Louisiana, the "last of the red hot poppas" of politics, referring to his stump-speaking skills. He served from 1939-1940, 1948-1952, and 1956-1960. He was also lieutenant governor, having served from 1936-1939, but he failed in three other bids to be elected lieutenant governor. In 1932, he lost to state House Speaker John B. Fournet of Jennings in Jefferson Davis Parish; in 1944, he was defeated in a runoff by J. Emile Verret of Iberia Parish, and in 1959, the position went to the conservative Clarence C. "Taddy" Aycock of Franklin in St. Mary Parish
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