Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2008 Inductee

James A. Joseph

Mr. Joseph served as ambassador to South Africa from 1996-1999. He was the only U.S. Ambassador to present his credentials to President Nelson Mandela. He was awarded the Order of Good Hope by South African President Thabo Mbeki and has served under presidents Clinton, George Bush, Carter and Reagan. He currently heads the U.S.-Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public Values that he founded at Duke University & the University of Cape Town.