Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2012 Inductee

Adras P. LaBorde, I

Mr. LaBorde was a reporter, managing editor, and columnist for the Alexandria Daily Town Talk, the largest newspaper in central Louisiana. His career stretched from the mid-1940’s into the early 1990’s. As an authority on 20th century Louisiana government and politics, he wrote over 10,000 columns under the title “The Talk of the Town”. Mr. LaBorde was also a crusader for the environment and wrote the biography of former U.S. Senator Joseph Ransdell.