Jul 15, 2013 5:53 PM by AP(PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE, WESH)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former state Sen. Henry Braden IV of New Orleans has died.
The Times-Picayune reports Braden died Monday of congestive heart failure at LSU hospital. He was 68.
Braden, an attorney, was executive director of the anti-poverty agency Total Community Action Inc. and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans. He joined Mayor Moon Landrieu's administration as director of manpower and economic development in the 1970s. A Democrat, he served in the state Senate from 1978 to 1984.
He was a founding member of COUP, which once was a powerful African-American political organization in New Orleans.
Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home confirmed it was handling arrangements, which were incomplete.
Survivors include his wife, Michele Braden; two sons, Hal and Nicholas Braden; two daughters, Heidi and Remi Braden; and a grandchild.