CAFFERY, Patrick Thomson, (1932 - 2013)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

CAFFERY, Patrick Thomson, (grandson of Donelson Caffery), a Representative from Louisiana; born near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., July 6, 1932; attended public schools of Franklin and Hanson Memorial High School; B.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1955; J.D., Louisiana State University Law School, 1956; associate and managing editor, Louisiana Law Review, 1955-1956; was admitted to the bar in 1956 and commenced practice in New Iberia, La.; assistant district attorney, sixteenth judicial district of Louisiana, 1958-1962; elected to Louisiana house of representatives, 1964-1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first and Ninety-second Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; resumed the practice of law; died on December 17, 2013, in New Iberia, La.