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Camille Gravel

Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana State Archives

Date Issued: 1992-12-10

Duration: 00:50:27

Subjects: Oral history | Bogalusa Civil Rights March, 1967 | Democratic National Convention, 1968 | INTEGRATION | Davis, James H. "Jimmie," 1899-2000 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Young, A.Z., 1920-1993 | McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-1999 | Reggie, Edmund M., 1926- | Spaht, Carlos G., 1906-2001 | Morrison, deLesseps S. "Chep," 1912-1964 | Ainsworth, Robert A. Jr., 1910-1981 | Park, Tongsun, 1935- | Ellis, Frank B., 1907-1969 | Gravel, Camille F. Jr., 1915-2005 | Kennon, Robert Floyd, 1902-1988 | Passman, Otto E., 1900-1988 | Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960 | Long, Gillis William, 1923-1985


  • Gravel, Camille Interviewee
  • Jackson, Sailor Jr. Interviewer
  • Jackson, Sailor Jr. Photographer


Oral history with lawyer, politician, campaign manager Camille Francis Gravel, Jr. Conducted on 10 December 1992. In this interview, Gravel discusses his long career in Louisiana politics. He talks about serving under Governor Earl Long, the fight for civil rights in Louisiana during the 1950s and 60s, and the relationships he formed with various political figures in Louisiana. He also provides his thoughts on the nature of politics in Louisiana and the successes he has seen throughout his long career.