Frank Godchaux
Born(1879-11-29)November 29, 1879
DiedJuly 3, 1965(1965-07-03) (aged 85)
OccupationPresident of Louisiana Rice Milling Company
College football career
Vanderbilt Commodores
Career history

Frank Area Godchaux Sr. (November 29, 1879 – July 3, 1965) was a president of the Louisiana Rice Milling Company, a $10,000,000 corporation.[1][2] He was a letterman and quarterback for the Vanderbilt Commodores on the 1899 team,[3] transferring from LSU in 1897.[4][5] He and his son Frank Godchaux Jr were the first father-son Vandy lettermen. Godchaux Sr. was the only child of pioneering merchant Gustave Godchaux, whose parents came from France to Louisiana.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Louisiana State Rice Milling Company | | Crowley Post-Signal, Rayne Acadian-Tribune, Church Point News | Acadia Parish, la". Archived from the original on 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  2. ^ "Claitor's Law Books and Publishing Division".
  3. ^ Order, Kappa Alpha (1921). "Godchaux Honored by Vanderbilt". The Kappa Alpha Journal. 38 (1): 58.
  4. ^ cf. Kathy Rivers. "Godchaux Family". Archived from the original on 2014-10-25.
  5. ^ Bigelow, Poultney; Worman, James Henry; Worman, Ben James; Whitney, Caspar; Britt, Albert (1914). "Vanderbilt–A University of the New South". Outing. 64: 320–331.
  6. ^ Becnel, Thomas A (2001). "Reviewed work: Grist for the Mill: An Entrepreneurial History of Louisiana State Rice Milling Company, 1911-1965, River Brand Rice Milling Company, 1946-1965, and Riviana Foods, 1965-1999, John Robert Moore". Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association. 42 (4): 495–497. JSTOR 4233804.