Alphonse Jackson

Age: 87

Summary: civil rights activist and charter member of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus who was the first black legislator to be elected from Caddo Parish since Recon-struction when he won the state House District 2 seat in 1972 and served until 1992.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: November 27, 1927

Died: December 23, 2014

Baton Rouge, Louisiana