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Governor Jimmie Davis (1899-2000)

James Houston Davis graduated from Louisiana College in 1924. A legendary country music singer and songwriter, he is best known for the beloved hit song,

James Houston Davis graduated from Louisiana College in 1924. A legendary country music singer and songwriter, he is best known for the beloved hit song, "You Are My Sunshine." In politics, he served two non-consecutive terms as governor of the state, 1944-48 and 1960-64.

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