Person:Malcolm Lafargue (1)

Malcolm Lafargue
m. 20 Jul 1907
  1. Malcolm Lafargue1908 - 1963
  2. Edith Lafargue1911 - 1980
  3. Marian Lafargue1913 - 1994
  4. Earl Lafargue1915 - 1916
  5. Carl Lafargue1915 - 1972
  6. Ashton Jalma Lafargue1918 - 1997
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5][6] Malcolm Lafargue
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3][4] 4 Nov 1908 Marksville, Avoyelles, Louisiana, USA
Residence[3] 1920 Marksville, Avoyelles, Louisiana, USAMarital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son
Residence[4] 1935 Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, USA
Residence[2][4] Bet 1940 and 1945 Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, USARelation to Head of House: Self
Residence[5] 1950 Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, USA
Residence[6] 1952 Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, USA
Death[1] 28 Mar 1963 Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, USA
Burial[1] Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, USA Malcolm Emmett Lafargue (November 4, 1908 – March 28, 1963) was a United States Attorney from Shreveport, Louisiana, who in 1950 ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate in a heated campaign against his fellow Democrat, Russell B. Long.

"I have been fighting the Longs for fourteen years. This isn't something new", said Malcolm Lafargue in his announcement of candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 1950 against Russell Long.

Malcolm Lafargue graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in 1932 Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans. While in law school, he worked in the minerals division of the Louisiana Conservation Department in New Orleans.[3]

Though he was a segregationist, Lafargue argued for civil liberties and warned that neither police officers nor private citizens could take the law into their own hands.[9] Prior to the jury's decision to exonerate all the suspects, Lafargue delivered an impassioned argument:

We are here in federal court because free government and good government were not available in Webster Parish. ... I come from this state. My grandfather had slaves. But to me civil liberties means human rights, God-given rights for all Americans. This is not a social question. This is not an economic question. It is a question of God-given rights. If you want a feudal society with overlords, or a Hitler or Mussolini government, then this country is no place for you. We can have as much danger from within this country, from groups of intolerant men who would destroy the rights our forefathers gave us, as from any outside enemies.[10]

Years later, Lafargue's son, Robert, described his father, a short, stocky man, as "an honest, straitlaced, aboveboard man, who was not afraid to tangle with anybody."[10]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Various. Find-A-Grave. (Name:; Location: Online; Date: 2009;)
    Record for Malcolm Lafargue.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.Original data - United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Admini;)
    WWII Malcolm Lafargue.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States of America, Bureau of the Census. 1920, Fourteenth Census of the United States. (Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT; Date: 2010;)
    Year: 1920; Census Place: Marksville, Avoyelles, Louisiana; Roll: T625_605; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 2; Image: 61.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 United States of America, Bureau of the Census. 1940, Sixteenth Census of the United States. (Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT; Date: 2012;)
  5. 5.0 5.1 U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989. (Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT; Date: 2011;)
    1950 Malcolm & Jewett Lafargue.
  6. 6.0 6.1 U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989. (Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT; Date: 2011;)
    1952 Malcolm & Jewett Lafargue.