Robert “Bobby” Freeman, American politician, Died at 82

Robert Louis “Bobby” Freeman was born on April 27, 1934, and died on May 16, 2016.

He was an attorney in Plaquemine, Louisiana, who was the Democratic lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Louisiana from 1980 to 1988.

He became the Plaquemine city judge from 1990 to 1996.

Robert was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, (1968 to 1980).

Freeman served as lieutenant governor under, first, Republican Governor David C. Treen and then Treen’s Democratic successor (and predecessor), Edwin Washington Edwards.

Robert “Bobby” Freeman was defeated for a third term in the 1987 general election by the former Louisiana Secretary of State and Democrat-turned-Republican Paul Jude Hardy, a Baton Rouge attorney originally from St. Martinville, Louisiana.

Robert “Bobby” Freeman graduated from Plaquemine Senior High School in 1952, where he engaged in boxing, with among others his classmate and friend Jessel Ourso, later the sheriff of Iberville Parish.

Robert “Bobby” Freeman gained his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He was a member of the LSU boxing team and was inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1977.

Then he gained his L.L.B. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in New Orleans in 1965. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1959 and worked for a chemical company from 1960 to 1961.

During the beginning of his work,he practiced law in the Plaquemine firm of Freeman and Pendley.

Robert was a member of the Louisiana and American bar associations.

Freeman was appointed the chairman of the Plaquemine Planning and Zoning Commission from 1966-1968 and was also a member of the board of directors of the Louisiana Environmental Health Association.

Himself along with Marianne D. Freeman resided in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Freeman was a member of the Roman Catholic faith.

Robert “Bobby” Freeman passed away at 82 yrs old.