Henry Fuqua Edit Profile
Preparatory education, Magruder’s Collegiate Institute, Baton Rouge. Student Louisiana State University.
Began with corps of engrs. on construction of what is now the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley R.R., later engaged in bridge building, same road. In hardware business, Baton Rouge, as clerk and traveling man, 9 years. Organizer and manager Fuqua Hardware Company, 1892-1916.
Warden, State Prison of Louisiana, 1916-1924, also including management of three large plantations owned by the State. Governor of Louisiana, term May 1924-May 1928.
Married Laura Matta, June 24, 1890. Children: Matta (Mistress Walter Scott), Henry.