C.C. "Taddy" Aycock

Louisiana Lieutenant Governor and Lawyer

C.C. ‘Taddy” Aycock was a prominent Louisiana politician in the 20th century.

Taddy served in World War II and received a Bronze Star. Although his records are difficult to find, there is a Clarence C Aycock who enlisted in Jacksonville, Florida. His state and county of residence are listed with unknown codes, but he was born in 1915 and his civilian occupation is listed as “lawyers and judges.” It says that he was single and without dependents, and Taddy did not marry Elaine Champagne until 1945, after the war ended. Their first child, Barbara Elaine, was born in 1946.
From 1952-1959, Aycock was a member of the state house of representatives in Louisiana. He was involved in the passage of Louisiana’s “right to work” law in 1952. The right to work law in Louisiana protects employees from being required to pay a fee or join a union. Because unions represent an entire bargaining unit, in states without right to work laws, they may require a monthly payment from everyone, including non-union-members. These laws are somewhat controversial: those who support such laws say that it protects workers from being coerced into joining a union if they do not want to, but opponents say that the laws are meant to weaken unions.
Despite being the only three-term lieutenant governor in Louisiana in the 20th century, serving from 1960 to 1972, Aycock’s political career ended after an unsuccessful run for governor. When he failed to win support at the Democratic primary in 1971, he retired from politics to practice law in his hometown. He died in 1987. The street that bears his name today runs from Bonvillain St. to Point St. in Terrebonne Parish.



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