Friday, October 31, 2014

2013 Louisiana Legends Honorees »»»

Honorable Kitty Kimball Honorable Kitty Kimball

In 1992, Catherine Kitty Kimball became the first woman to be elected to the Louisiana Supreme Court. In January of 2009, the Alexandria native and LSU Law School graduate was the first woman to serve as Chief Justice on the court. She retired from the court this month.

O. Delton Harrison Jr. O. Delton Harrison Jr.

Delton Harrison has been a major supporter of the arts in the Shreveport Bossier area for decades. He contributes to a wide range of causes including the Shreveport Opera.

C. Paul Hilliard C. Paul Hilliard

Paul Hilliard has been a very successful oil and gas producer for 58 years. Originally from Wisconsin, he has been a fixture in his adopted hometown of Lafayette since 1955. In addition to being a civic leader, Hilliard and his wife Lulu have been major patrons of the arts, helping establish the art museum on the University of Louisiana Lafayette campus that bears their name. He was honored with the Horatio Alger Award in 2009.

Ellis Marsalis Ellis Marsalis

Born in New Orleans, Ellis Marsalis has been a jazz musician and educator for more than half a century. A member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, he has recorded 20 albums of his own and played on many other performer’s albums. The patriarch of the first family of Jazz, his sons Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason have all followed his footsteps and become accomplished musicians. In May, 2007, Marsalis received an honorary doctorate from Tulane University for his contributions to jazz and musical education.

Glen Post Glen Post

Century Link Chief Executive Officer and President Glen Post III has spearheaded his company’s rise to become the third-largest telecommunications company in the United States providing telephone and broadband services in 37 states. After graduating with a Bachelors Degree and an MBA from Louisiana Tech, Post began working at CenturyLink in 1976 and has been with the company for the past 36 years.

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