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Well known political commentator, John Maginnis, passes away

3 years 4 weeks 1 day ago May 25, 2014 May 25, 2014 Sunday, May 25 2014 May 25, 2014 10:09 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Greg Renoud

BATON ROUGE - Former political commentator John Maginnis passed away Sunday morning, according to LaPolitics.com. He was at his home in New Orleans. Maginnis was 66 years old.

The well known journalist founded LaPolitics Weekly. Maginnis also wrote three books "The Last Hayride," "Cross to Bear," and "The Politics of Reform."

According to the website, he started working as a political journalist in 1972. Maginnis worked with Gris Gris magazine and later went to the Louisiana Political Review, which eventually evolved into LaPolitics Weekly.

Maginnis was inducted into the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication hall of fame in 2000.

Governor Bobby Jindal said in a statement, "for decades, John captured our unique style of politics, and in turn, his work shaped the debate of where Louisiana should be going in the future. It's safe to say he is the historian on Louisiana politics."

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.


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