Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2011 Inductee

J. Kelly Nix

Mr. Nix ran the field organization for Gillis Long in the 1971 gubernatorial primary. Edwin Edwards won and took office in 1972 and asked Mr. Nix to come into the Governors Office as an Executive Assistant to the Governor. In 1974 he was promoted to Chief Executive Assistant and being liaison with the La. Congressional Delegation. Nix served as Louisiana’s Superintendent of Education from 1976 to 1984.