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Jimmie Davis
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Vocalist
    (September 11, 1899-November 5, 2000)
    Born in Beech Springs, Louisiana
    Best known for recording 'You Are My Sunshine' (1940)
    Also recorded the songs 'Nobody's Darling But Mine,' 'There's a Chill on the Hill Tonight,' 'Grievin My Heart Out for You,' 'Is It Too Late Now,' 'There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder' and 'Where the Old Red River Flows'
    Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1972)
    Appeared in the films 'Strictly in the Groove' (1942), 'Riding Though Nevada' (1942), 'Frontier Fury' (1943), 'Cyclone Prairie Rangers' (1943) and 'Louisiana' (1947)
    Two term governor of Louisiana (1944-48,1960-64)
    Nicknamed 'the Singing Governor'
    Although he was credited as composer of 'You Are My Sunshine,' he actually bought the rights to the song from someone else (who in turn may have bought it from the actual writer).
    Political opponents tried to use his early, risque songs, such as 'Tom Cat and Pussy Blues,' to discredit him.
    Members of his backing band were given state jobs.
    He was elected to his second term running on a segregationist platform.
    He was on the short list of potential running mates for George Wallace (1968).
    His family was so poor, he did not have a bed to sleep in until he was nine.
    He put himself through college by busking on street corners.
    He was one of the first country singers to record with a racially integrated band.
    He implemented the state's first civil service system and driver's licenses.
    At Davis' 100th birthday party, Edwin Edwards observed, 'Just imagine: He served two terms as governor of Louisiana and was never indicted. That's a genuine achievement.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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