Kenneth F. Bowen
Kenneth Bowen was born in New Orleans. This father of thirteen was elected as the Mayor of Lafayette and served in that capacity from 1972 through 1980. He again served as Lafayette’s mayor from 1992 to 1996. Bowen was instrumental in promoting the French heritage of Acadiana. In 1976, he was awarded the French Legion of Merit by French President Giscard d’Estang.