Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2008 Inductee

Bob Odom

Mr. Odom began working with the Department of Agriculture and Forestry in 1960 . He was elected Commissioner of Agriculture in 1979 and served seven consecutive terms. He served as chief of the Pesticide Division, acting Executive Assistant to the Commissioner, and Director of Technical Services. During his career he has served on many boards and commissions representing agriculture and holds many honorary memberships in agriculture organizations.