June 18, 1959

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1959, the standing Governor of Louisiana, Governor Earl Long, was committed to a mental hospital in Mandeville, LA. While in the hospital, Long continued to run the affairs of the state of Louisiana, as there was nothing in Louisiana law that would prohibit him from doing so. After being committed, Governor Earl K. Long replaced the hospital director, Jesse Bankston, with a good friend, who immediately declared him sane and discharged him from the hospital.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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