Gremillion, Jack P. F.
Louisiana politician whose 1971 perjury conviction ended his sixteen years as the state's attorney general. A federal jury convicted Gremillion of lying to a grand jury about his financial interest in the bankrupt Louisiana Loan and Thrift Corporation. A few months earlier, he had been acquitted of fraud charges in the same case. Mr. Gremillion served fifteen months of a three-year sentence in the minimum security federal prison at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Gov. Edwin W. Edwards pardoned him in 1976, and he eventually resumed his law practice. -- New York Times obituaries, March 6, 2001.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of a bus boycott in Albany, Georgia, and a civil rights demonstration against proposed legislation at the Georgia Capitol Building in Atlanta, Georgia, 1962 (Moving images)
- Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of a civil rights march and resulting arrest; civil rights preachers and local officials speaking at mass meetings; groups of Albany city officials as well as civil rights leaders entering the federal courthouse; and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy at a press conference in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July (Moving images)