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Former City Councilman, State Representative Carl Crane dead at 84

4 weeks 2 hours 19 minutes ago Tuesday, April 23 2024 Apr 23, 2024 April 23, 2024 12:41 PM April 23, 2024 in News
Source: WBRZ, The Advocate

BATON ROUGE - Former city council member and state representative Carl Crane passed away at age 84, according to an obituary released by the Advocate

Crane was a Ponchatoula native and a Baton Rouge resident. He served on the city council from 1977 to 1982 when he was elected to serve as a state representative. 

While on the legislature, Crane worked his way up to be the Chairman of the House Education Committee, a position he held from 2000 to 2007, and co-authored the TOPS College Scholarship Program. 

Crane received a multitude of awards in his lifetime, including the the "Golden Apple" Award from the Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher Organization and Economic Development Award for promotion of economic development through education. 

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