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
- Southern school news (University of Georgia Libraries)
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips in which a reporter interviews Orleans Parish School Board member Matthew Sutherland; white men meet in offices and outside office buildings; Louisiana attorney general Jack Gremillion speaks to a reporter; Louisiana legislators speak about court-ordered school integration; white demonstrators protest the integration of New Orleans schools; a white man speaks at a Citizens' Council rally; and reporters speak to several local leaders outside of district court in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1960 November (News)