Former La. Commissioner Dead at 96

August 3, 2005

Former Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Dudley Anthony Guglielmo Sr., whose government career dated back to the days of Huey Long, has died at the age of 96.

The Associated Press and The Advocate reported that Guglielmo died Saturday at his home. A funeral service was to take place in Baton Rouge.

He went to work for the Long administration in 1930. He held the position of administrator of personnel and finance until 1940. He then served in a variety of state positions in what was once the combined officer of secretary of state and insurance commissioner.

Guglielmo succeeded Rufus D. Hayes as insurance commissioner in 1964 and served until losing an election bid in 1971 for a third term to Sherman Bernard. He later ran a consulting business for insurance companies.

He is survived by a daughter and two sons.

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