September 25, 2022
It was 132 years ago this week. That’s the birthdate of one of Louisiana’s most powerful United States senators whoever served representing the Bayou state. Senator Allen Ellender was a legend in the U.S. Senate serving for 35 years until his death in 1972. I had quite an initial meeting with Ellender at a rural courthouse in North Louisiana. I tell of my experience and also about attending his funeral, all in my new column that is now posted. You can read it now by going to the Red Flashing Box above or by Clicking Here.