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David Conner TREEN

(1928-2009)

TREEN, David Conner, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Baton Rouge, La., July 16, 1928; attended public grammar schools in East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, and Orleans Parishes; graduated from Fortier High School, New Orleans, La., 1945; B.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, 1948; J.D., Tulane University Law School, 1950; served in the United States Air Force, 1951-1952; admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1950 and commenced practice in New Orleans; member, State Republican Central Committee, 1962-1973; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to the House of Representatives in 1962, 1964, and 1968; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1972 for Governor; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1964-1984; Republican National Committeeman of Louisiana, 1972-1974; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third Congress; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1973, until his resignation March 10, 1980, to become Governor of Louisiana; served as Governor from March 10, 1980, until March 12, 1984; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1983; nominated to United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, July 23, 1987; died on October 29, 2009, in Metairie, La.

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

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