Patrick T. Caffery

Patrick Thomas Caffery ( born July 6, 1932 Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana ) is a former American politician. Between 1969 and 1973 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Patrick Caffery is a grandson of Donelson Caffery (1835-1906), who had represented the state of Louisiana 1893-1901 in the U.S. Senate. He attended the common schools and graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana afterwards. After a subsequent law degree from Louisiana State University and its made ​​in 1956 admitted to the bar he began in New Iberia to work in his new profession. In 1955 and 1956 he was also involved in the publication of the newspaper "Louisiana Law Review ."

Politically, Caffery joined the Democratic Party. Between 1958 and 1962 he was a deputy district attorney in the 16th Judicial District of the State of. From 1964 to 1968 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Louisiana. In the congressional elections of 1968 he was in the third electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded Edwin E. Willis took on 3 January 1969 he had defeated in the Primary. After a re-election in 1970, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1973 two legislative sessions.

1972 renounced Patrick Caffery on a new Congress candidacy. In the following years he worked again as a lawyer in New Iberia.