George T. Oubre

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George Thurman Oubre, Sr.
Louisiana State Senator for St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes
In office
Preceded by

Jules G. Mollere

Lawrence Babin
Succeeded by

Harvey Peltier, Jr.

Louis Lambert
Personal details
Born April 27, 1930
Norco, Louisiana
Resting place Our Lady of Peace Cemetery and Mausoleum in Vacherie
Political party Democratic

Vacherie, Louisiana
Norco, St. Charles Parish

Metairie, Jefferson Parish
Alma mater Tulane University School of Law
Occupation Lawyer

George Thurman Oubre, Sr. (born April 27, 1930),[1] was a lawyer from his native Norco, Louisiana, who represented St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes in the Louisiana State Senate for a single term from 1968 to 1972, during the second administration of Governor John McKeithen.[2]'

Political life[edit]

In 1970, Senator Oubre was named "Conservationist of the Year" in the elected official category by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation.[3]

In 1971, Oubre did not seek reelection to the state Senate but instead lost a Democratic runoff election in December for state attorney general to his senatorial colleague, William J. Guste of New Orleans. In this same election, Edwin Edwards defeated J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Guste then defeated Republican Tom Stagg of Shreveport in the general election held on February 1, 1972, for the right to succeed Jack P. F. Gremillion of Baton Rouge, who failed in his primary bid for a fifth term in the office.[4] Another unsuccessful primary candidate was the Lafayette Democratic attorney J. Minos Simon.

Legal career[edit]

An alumnus of the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans,[5] Oubre in 1983 was a partner in the law firm Levy, Oubre, Lenz & Rosenthal in Metairie in Jefferson Parish, The "Rosenthal" in the firm was Arnold Jack Rosenthal, the last finance and utilities commissioner in Alexandria, when that city was under the commission form of municipal government. Roosevelt ran for the state Senate in Rapides Parish in 1971 while Oubre sought the office of attorney general. Oubre and Rosenthal obtained a $50,000 loan from the Louisiana National Bank in Baton Rouge, and neither made payments accordingly. When the bank sued, Rosenthal purchased the note for the sum of $54,000. He later field suit against Oubre for repayment. Oubre claimed that he did not owe Rosenthal because Rosenthal was indebted to Oubre for half of the original $50,000 as a result of other expenses encountered from their partnership. The court ruled on appeal in favor of Rosenthal.[6] In 1986, 40th District Court Judge Gerard Walton "Ton" Caire of Edgard in St. John the Baptist Parish ordered Oubre to represent John Francis Wille pro bono in a murder case because Oubre had been convicted for bank fraud.[7] The Federal Bureau of Prisons does not show Oubre as having been a federal inmate after 1982. Rosenthal, however, was sentenced to twenty-two months in prison, assessed a $2,000 fine, and three years probation on another matter. He was released by the Federal Bureau of Prisons from a facility in Florida on September 4, 1987, after having served a year of the stated sentence.[8]

Personal life[edit]


  1. ^ "George T. Oubre". Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Membership in the Louisiana State Senate, 1880-Present" (PDF). 20 January 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Louisiana Wildlife Federation Conservation Award Winners" (PDF). 16 February 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 9, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ Shreveport Journal, February 2, 1972
  5. ^ "Mr. George T. Oubre". Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ Arnold Jack Rosenthal v. George T. Oubre,, March 16, 1987
  7. ^ "G. Walton Caire and George Oubre". May 1, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Inmate Locator: Arnold J. Rosenthal". Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
Preceded by
For St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes:

Jules G. Mollere
For St. James Parish:
Lawrence J. Babin

Louisiana State Senator from St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes

George Telesmar Oubre, Sr.

Succeeded by
For St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes:

Harvey Peltier, Jr.
For St. James Parish:
Louis Lambert