2007 Louisiana Legends Honorees »»»
Called the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” Leah Chase is the chef and co-owner with her husband Dooky of Dooky Chase, the beloved New Orleans restaurant that has been a popular establishment in the Crescent City since the 1940s. The restaurant was seriously damaged by Hurricane Katrina and is currently being repaired. Leah is also an author and television personality who has hosted her own public television cooking series.Kevin Reilly, Sr.
Kevin Reilly, Sr. is the former chairman and CEO of the Lamar Group, the second largest billboard company in the United States. The Boston native served four terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives and eight years as State Secretary of Economic Development. He is currently the Chairman of the Reilly Family Foundation, a philanthropic group that supports health programs and has funded the Reilly Chair of Media and Public Affairs at LSU and the renovation of Swine Palace.Matilda Gray Stream
A renowned art collector and supporter of the arts, historic preservation and coastland restoration, New Orleans resident Matilda Gray Stream has actively supported a wide range of causes including the New Orleans Museum of Art, Friends of the Cabildo, The Friends of City Park and countless other local, national and international historical and art preservation groups.Hal Sutton
Shreveport-native Hal Sutton has won 14 times on the Professional Golfers Association Tour including the 1983 PGA Championship. Sutton currently ranks 27th on the all-time PGA money list with earnings of more than $15 million. He has also represented the United States in Ryder Cup competition both as a player and as captain.David Treen
A native of Baton Rouge, David Treen was the first Republican to be elected governor in Louisiana since Reconstruction. He served from 1980-1984. After unsuccessfully challenging incumbent Hale Boggs three times for his congressional seat, Treen earned a major victory for the state’s Republicans by winning a seat in Congress is 1972. In all, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1973-80, representing the New Orleans area.