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Remembering Bobby Freeman

Former Lieutenant Governor Bobby Freeman


Former Lieutenant Governor Robert L. “Bobby” Freeman of Plaquemine died on May 16, 2016, at age 82.  Freeman served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1968-1980 and as Lieutenant Governor from 1980-1988.  He later served as a city judge in Plaquemine from 1990-1996.  Freeman, a member of the LSU Boxing Team in the 1950s, was also inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame. 

Freeman was a frequent guest on Louisiana Public Broadcasting throughout his many years of public service.  Here is an overview of the videos available on the LDMA:





-Freeman as a panelist on the first episode of Louisiana: State We’re In (1976)


-State Rep. Bobby Freeman Profile (1979)


-Inauguration 1980: Freeman’s Swearing-In & Inaugural Address


-Who Leads the Louisiana Democratic Party? (1980)


-Lieutenant Governor’s Race – Primary (1983)


-Lieutenant Governor’s Race – Run-Off (1983)


-Inauguration 1984: Freeman’s Swearing-In & Inaugural Address


-Freeman as a panelist on the McLeod Lecture Series discussion on the role of the LieutFormer Lieutenant Governor Bobby Freemanenant Governor (2011)