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Paul Dietzel

photoHonored as a Louisiana Legend in 2005, Paul Dietzel, "the artist, the coach and the legend," is dead at 89. He passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at the age of 89 at Baton Rouge General Medical Center on Florida Boulevard. His son, Steve, and two grandsons were by his side. Dietzel and his wife Anne would have celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

Former LSU football coach and athletic director Paul Dietzel led LSU to the national title in 1958 and barely missed winning a second title in 1959. His 46 victories coaching the Tigers places him third on the LSU list. He later coached at Army and South Carolina before returning as Athletic Director at LSU from 1978-82.

2013
Earl Barbry, Sr.
Corinne "Lindy" Boggs
2012
Kevin P. Reilly, Sr.
2011
Norman V. Kinsey
2010
Louis J. Michot
2008
Lieutenant General John S. Hardy
2007
Gov. David C. Treen
2006
Earl Barbry, Sr.
2005
Paul Dietzel
Coach Sue Gunter
Roy O. Martin, Jr.
2004
Ron Zappe
2003
Stephen Ambrose
Charles W. McCoy
Shirley Verrett
2002
Archbishop Philip M. Hannan
Bert Turner
2000
Kitty Carlisle Hart
1998
Victor Bussie
Clyde Connell
Gov. John McKeithen
1997
Willie Davenport
Robert Rucker
1996
Coach Eddie Robinson
1995
Corinne "Lindy" Boggs
1994
A. Hays Town
1993
Hon. John Minor Wisdom
1991
Gen Robert H. Barrow, U.S.M.C. (Ret.)
Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.
Al Hirt
1990
Gov. Jimmie Davis
Sen. Russell Long
Justin Wilson
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