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Ann Davenport Profile (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-06-16

Duration: 00:06:09

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1978 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | Davenport, Ann | Edwards, Edwin W. | Long, Russell B. | Community property | Head and Master Laws | Women's rights


  • George, Beth Host
  • Davenport, Ann Interviewee


This segment from the June 16, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of Ann Davenport, the Director of Federal Affairs and Special Projects and Executive Secretary to Governor Edwin Edwards. She discusses her relationship with Governor Edwards, her brief stint working for Senator Russell Long in Washington, D.C., and her recent testimony on the equal management of community property bill that aims to change Louisiana’s “Head and Master” law. Host: Beth George