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Ellen Bryan Moore (1983)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-01-28

Duration: 00:28:04

Subjects: MOORE, ELLEN BRYAN | WOMEN IN POLITICS | United States. Army. Women's Army Corps. | Louisiana. Governor's Commission on the Status of Women. | Jones, Sam H. (Sam Houston), 1897-1978 | Kennon, Robert Floyd, 1902-1988 | Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960 | Davis, Jimmie, 1899-2000 | Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 | Louisiana World Exposition (1984: New Orleans, La.) | World War II | Military | Politics | Political campaigns | Democratic Party


  • Fourrier, Clay Director
  • Weill, Gus Interviewer
  • Moore, Ellen Bryan Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from January 28, 1983, features an interview with Ellen Bryan Moore conducted by Gus Weill. Moore, a native of Baton Rouge, served as the Register of State Lands for Louisiana from 1952-1956 and 1960-1976. Moore discusses: her political family; her training and role as a recruiter in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II; her political campaigning and stump speeches; serving as the Register of State Lands; her impressions of Governors Sam Jones (1940-1944), Robert Kennon (1952-1956), Earl K. Long (1948-1952, 1956-1960) and Jimmie Davis (1944-1948, 1960-1964); her appointment to the Commission on the Status of Women by Governor John McKeithen; the lack of women in state office; the possibility of having a female governor in Louisiana; the planning for the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans; and her role as a chairman for Adlai Stevenson’s presidential campaign.