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Vance Gabriel PLAUCHÉ

(1897-1976)

PLAUCHÉ, Vance Gabriel, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Plaucheville, Avoyelles Parish, La., August 25, 1897; attended private and public schools; B.S., College of St. Francis Xavier, 1914; LL.B., Loyola University, New Orleans, La., 1918; during the First World War served overseas as a private, first class; was admitted to the bar in 1918 and commenced practice in Lake Charles, La.; city attorney of Lake Charles, La., 1928-1932; district counsel for the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation 1933-1935; served as secretary of the State Civil Service commission in 1940; delegate to the Democratic State convention at Baton Rouge, La., in 1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Lake Charles, La., April 2, 1976; interment in Consolata Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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