Monday, December 2, 2013

Bill Allain has passed

The Clarion-Ledger is reporting former Gov. Bill Allain's death this morning.  Allain, a Democrat, left quite a mark on state government, having served as both Attorney General and later, Governor.  As Governor, Allain appointed the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Reuben Anderson.  As Attorney General, he successfully sued to have legislators removed from state agency boards, strengthening the executive branch.

A little while ago I received this video from Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D), who maintained a close friendship with Allain over the years:

video

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