This week over 120 politicians and former delegates joined Governor John Bel Edwards, Senate President John Alario and Speaker Taylor Barras at a fundraiser in the Baton Rouge office of Adams and Reese to support a historical account of Louisiana’s 1973 Constitutional Convention.
During 1973 and early 1974, 132 elected and appointed delegates met in Baton Rouge to revise Louisiana's out-dated 1921 constitution at the Louisiana Constitutional Convention (CC73). Leading the group was then House Speaker and Convention Chairman E.L. “Bubba” Henry, Baton Rouge Of Counsel. Also among the delegation from Adams and Reese was New Orleans Partner Phil Bergeron, who was the youngest delegate serving and in high school at the time.
Based on a manuscript penned by Convention Chairman Bubba Henry and written with LaPolitics publisher Jeremy Alford, the forthcoming book will be published by CC73, a nonprofit organization overseen by former delegates, who are also sharing their own stories.
All proceeds in concert with donations raised, will be used to underwrite the book and to study and further the understanding of state constitutional law and political science at Louisiana State University.