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House Clerk David Poynter Profile (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-07-08

Duration: 00:08:22

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1977 | Louisiana. Legislature | LEGISLATION | Politics | POYNTER, DAVID


  • George, Beth Host
  • Poynter, David Interviewee


This segment from the July 8, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a profile of David Poynter, the Clerk of the House of Representatives. In the interview, he discusses his role as clerk, the challenges of the job, the backlog of bills at the end of the session, his responsibilities when the legislature is not in session, his future, the importance of remaining objective in dealing with legislation and his view of education as the most pressing issue of future sessions. Host: Beth George