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Ruffin Golson Pleasant

Ruffin Golson Pleasant, American governor.


  • Pleasant, Ruffin Golson was born on June 2, 1871 in Shiloh, Louisiana, United States. Son of Benjamin Franklin and Martha Washington (Duty) Pleasant.

  • Education

    • Ruston College, 1885. Mount Lebanon College, Louisiana, 1887-1888 and 1888-1889. Louisiana State University, 1890-1894.

      Studied law Harvard and Yale.


    • Colonel 1st Louisiana Regiment Infantry, United States Volumes, Spanish-American War, 1898. Began practice, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1899. City attorney, Shreveport, 1902-1908.

      Assistant attorney general, Louisiana, 1911-1912. Attorney general, June 1, 1912-1916. Governor of Louisiana, term 1916-1920.


    Christians acting as the salt of the earth and the light of the world have a responsibility to engage their culture, including participating in the political process.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    By Christ living within, and by the powerful work of the Holy Spirit, people can inadequately yet genuinely love and live in the spirit of God’s commands.

    Denomination: Baptist


    The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.


    • Married Anne Ector, February 14, 1906.
    • father: Benjamin Franklin Pleasant
    • mother: Martha Washington (Duty) Pleasant
    • spouse: Anne Ector
    Ruffin Golson Pleasant
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    Died September 12, 1937
    (aged 66)
    • 1916
      State attorney general
      Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
    • September 5, 1916 - November 5, 1920
      36th Governor of Louisiana
    • 1921
      Member of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention


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