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Leander Perez

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Title:Leander Perez

Leander Perez was a Prosecuting Attorney for Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The FBI opened an investigation on Perez for his possible violation of Civil Rights Statutes by depriving individuals of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana their right to freedom of religion and integrated education. On January 30, 1956, in an interview, Leander Perez stated, "I have requested the investigation be discontinued at the Washington level and expects the FBI investigation be called off." The Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana contacted the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, and they agreed that no further investigations would be done. In 1965, another Civil Rights investigation was opened on Perez for complaints that Perez harassed federal election examiners and observers in Belle Chase, Louisiana. Perez also tried to intimidate African Americans who showed up to vote by yelling and cursing at them.

"Leander Henry Perez, Sr., (July 16, 1891-March 19, 1969) was the Democratic "political boss" of Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, Louisiana, in the first half of the twentieth century. Officially, he served as a district judge, later as district attorney, and as president of the Plaquemines Parish Commission Council. Perez was born in Dalcour, Louisiana, to Roselius E. "Fice" Perez (died 1939) and the former Gertrude Solis (died 1944). He was educated in New Orleans schools, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, and the Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. Perez opened a law practice in New Orleans and Plaquemines Parish." Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leander_Perez

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Types:Federal government records | Text
Subjects:Perez, Leander, 1891-1969 | Civil rights--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish | Freedom of religion--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish | School integration--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish | Segregation in education--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish | Suffrage--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish | African Americans--Suffrage | Political rights--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish | Voting--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish | Election monitoring--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish | Harassment--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish | Intimidation--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish | Intervention (Federal government)--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish | Governmental investigations--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish | United States, Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish | United States, Louisiana, Pointe a la Hache
Collection:FBI Freedom of Information Act Collection
Institution:Federal Bureau of Investigation
Contributors:United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
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