Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2019 Inductee

Raymond S. Blanco

The Blanco era at UL spanned the administrations of four university presidents and tens of thousands of students, but Raymond Blanco’s life as Coach, Dean, and Vice-President, includes one especially unique title, First Gentleman of the State of Louisiana. Coach has advised aspiring candidates for various parish and local offices such as Clerks of Court, Assessors, Mayors, Parish Presidents, City and Parish Council Members, Sheriffs, District Attorneys, State Representatives, State Senators, and Judges.

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