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Chalin Perez (1982)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-10-29

Duration: 00:27:30

Subjects: Politics | PEREZ, CHALIN | Perez, Leander, 1891-1969 | Perez, Leander, Jr. | World War II | Veterans | Louisiana. Constitutional Convention (1973)


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Perez, Chalin Interviewee
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Breazeale, Kathryn Producer
  • Fourrier, Clay Director
  • Bryan, Bill Photographer
  • Carroll, Mark Photographer
  • James, Frank Photographer


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from October 29, 1982, features an interview with Chalin Perez conducted by Gus Weill. Perez succeeded his father, Judge Leander Perez, Sr., as the president of the Plaquemines Parish Council from 1967-1983. He discusses: the political career of his father, Judge Leander Perez, Sr.; his mother, Agnes; his early life; his service on a Navy destroyer in the Pacific Theater during World War II; becoming involved in Plaquemines Parish politics; the death of his father in 1969; his father’s background; his feud with his brother, Leander Perez, Jr., the District Attorney in Plaquemines Parish; his political future; and his participation in the 1973 Louisiana Constitutional Convention.Host: Gus Weill