Former congressman Buddy Leach passes away

Former U.S. and state lawmaker Buddy Leach has died.
Former U.S. and state lawmaker Buddy Leach has died.(KPLC)
Published: Aug. 7, 2022 at 1:04 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2022 at 11:52 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Tributes are pouring in following news of the passing of former congressman and state representative Anthony C. “Buddy” Leach Jr. He died Saturday, August 6, at age 88 in Baton Rouge.

The governor issued the below statement:

Leach, a Leesville native, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979 until 1981. He also served as a Louisiana State Representative from 1968 until 1979 and from 1979 until 1981.

Governor Edwards says he has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff on the day of Leach’s funeral.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 12, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard in Lake Charles. A burial service will follow at Prien Memorial Park.

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