Obit: Andrew Leonard Sevier, Sr. - Madison Parish, LA Submitted by:  Nancy Sevier Bardwell - Shreveport, La.


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From Shreveport Times, March 26, 1962


Sen. Sevier of Madison Parish Dies


TALLULAH March 26 (Special)


Louisiana State Senator Andrew Leonard Sevier, 67, a member of the Senate for the past 30 years, died in the Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah about 1:30 p.m. Monday after a lingering illness of several years.


Sen. Sevier, a cattleman and owner of a plantation near Tallulah entered the hospital Monday morning shortly before his death.


He was a member of a Tallulah Law Firm, Spencer Sevier & Adams, and president of the Tallulah Production Credit Assn. since it was organized in 1933.


Funeral services have been set for 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Tallulah Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dan Lott officiating. Burial will follow in the Silver Cross Cemetery under the direction of the Crothers Funeral Home.


At the time of his death, he was serving as president of the Federal Land Bank of which he had been a member since 1933.


Sen. Sevier, a veteran of World War I, was a member of the Tallulah Presbyterian Church and a member of the Farm Credit District Board since 1950. He was a stockholder in both the Madison Insurance Agency and the Tallulah Finance Co.


His survivors include his widow Mrs. Irene Jordan Sevier of Tallulah; three sons, A. L. Sevier. Jr., Howard Sevier and Warren Sevier of Tallulah; two brothers, Albert Sevier Tallulah and George Sevier, Lake Charles: one sister, Mrs. Juanita Burton, Tucson, Ariz., and nine grandchildren.


From the Tallulah Madison Journal March 30, 1962


Senator Andrew L. Sevier Dies Monday Following Lengthy Illness; Served As State Senator for 30 Years


Senator Andrew Leonard Sevier's death at three o'clock in the afternoon, Monday, March 26, 1962, sad­dened a community he served well for over thirty years, as State Senator for the 32nd District of Louisi­ana.


Senator Sevier was born at Banks Plantation, Nov. 9, 1894. He was the son of the late George Sevier and Florence Leonard Sevier. He attended schools in Tallulah and graduated from high school in 1912. He received his degree from Louisi­ana State University in 1916. Served in the army of the first World War as First Lieutenant for two years. Returned to law school and was ad­mitted to the bar in 1921. He married Miss Irene Jordan in 1918.


Besides his distinguished career as Senator, he was an organizing member of the Tallulah Production Credit Association, and has served as its president since its organization in 1930.


He began his law practice, joining the Spencer law firm, which is now Spencer, Sevier and Adams. He was a director of the Tallulah Finance Co. and president of the Madison Insurance Agency.


He was a member of the Louisiana Bar Association; a Director of the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of New Orleans, La. He had wide plantation interests in Madison Parish.


He has been a member of the Louisiana State Senate since 1932, and has served continuously since. He was chairman of the Judiciary A. Committee, serving as President Pro-tem of the Senate, and he served as governor of the state a short time during the absence of the governor in 1948. He was made an honorary member of the Louisiana Law Institute, a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon social fraternity, and the Boston Club in New Orleans, La. Senator Sevier held the esteem and confidence of the voters throughout his servitude. He was always interested in the people of his community, as well as the af­fairs of state. His wide friendships in this community and throughout the state was attested by the very large number who attended his funeral.


Funeral services were held at the Tallulah Presbyterian Church of which he and his beloved family were members, at four o'clock Tues­day afternoon, March 27, with inter­ment in Silver Cross Cemetery, under the direction of Crothers' Funeral Home. Officiating were the Rev. Dan Lott, pastor of the Tallu­lah Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Mr. H. N. Alexander of Brandon, Miss., a former pastor of the local church, and the Rev. Wm. Parkerson of Trinity Episcopal Church.


Pallbearers were Arnold Shields, Cliff Adams, C. B. DeMoss, Billy DeMoss, Maurice Ursery, C. E. Walker, Bill Yerger and Ted Ivey.


Senator Sevier is survived by his devoted wife, and their three sons, Andrew L. Sevier, Jr., Howard S. Sevier and Warren Sevier; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Rich­ard Cole Burton, of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Albert Sevier of Tal­lulah, and George Sevier, of Lake Co Charles, La.


Governor and Mrs. Jimmie Davis and many other dignitaries of the State were among the host of friends attending with all members of the State Legislature attending in a body.


Attend Funeral of Senator Sevier


Noted among those attending the funeral of Senator Sevier on Tuesday afternoon, was the entire Legislative Body of the state.

Others from out of town were; Mr. Neal McHenry of Monroe, La., Mr. and Mrs. Francis Jordan of Pitkin, La., Mr. George Jordan of

Baton Rouge, La., and George Jr., Mr. Thompson Clark of St. Joseph, La., Mr. and Mrs. William Bell, Judge Frank Voelker, Mrs. Don Botkin, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Voelker Jr., of Lake Providence, La. From New Orleans, La, John T. O'Brien, W. E. Ulmer, Mr. and Mrs E. F. Steiner, Dan Daley, Claude Duke, Steve Voelker, Louis B. Porterie; From Baton Rouge, La., Governor and Mrs. Jimmie Davis, Chris Frazier, Miss DeWitt Pyburn, Claude Kilpatrick, Mr. and Mrs. John Doles; From Plain Dealing, La., Mrs. M. E. Woodard, Arcadia, La., Mr. Bill Patton; Merriville, La., Mr. Sam Trammell; Alexandria, La., J. B. Luke; Greenwood, Miss., Daw­son M. John; Minden, La., Senator  C. W. Poston; De Ridder, La., Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Adams; Clarksdale, Miss., Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Granguard, Jr. of St. James La., Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Snider, Dr. and Mrs. Preston Herring and Mrs. Greenoe, Vicksburg, Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Conner, Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Brown, and Mr. and Mrs. Brenham Crothers, Ferriday, La. Mrs. Elizabeth