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John Dean Travis was born on October 8, 1940, and died on April 21, 2016.
He was a Democratic politician and public official from Jackson in East Feliciana Parish, one of the Florida Parishes east of the capital city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
John lived in Jackson, Louisiana, where he was a member of the East Feliciana Parish School Board and the Jackson Town Council before his election in 1983 to the Louisiana House of Representatives, on which he served for more than sixteen years until he stepped down in 2000.
His’ House District 62 encompassed portions his own East Feliciana Parish as well as East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and West Feliciana.
However, the district office is located in Jackson.
During 2012, about twelve years after Travis left the House, the district was reconfigured to include only parts of East Baton Rouge Parish and the two Felicianas.
This had also been the alignment before the election of 1991
After his parliamentary career, John became the commissioner of the state office of financial institutions.
John D. Travis passed away at 95 yrs old.