> A major figure in Louisiana twentieth-century political history will be the focus of the 2017 lecture
University of Louisiana at Lafayette. “Senator Edgar G. Mouton:
Legislator, Humanitarian, Philanthropist, Orator: A Remembrance by
Former Governor Kathleen Blanco” will take place on Wednesday, October 11th at 7:30
p.m. in the James Oliver Hall auditorium in Room 112. An Acadian
Mouton served in the State Legislature for sixteen years,
becoming President Pro Tempore. His impact on Lafayette included his
securing of state funds for the construction of the Cajun Dome, Cajun
Field, the University Medical Center, and the Lafayette Regional
Technical Vocational Institute.
Heals worked tirelessly in the Legislature to establish the Council for the Development of French in
Louisiana (CODOFIL), which brought elementary and secondary French
immersion classes to Louisiana public schools.
Former Democratic Governor Blanco, who also served in the State
Legislature, was a close personal friend of Mouton and his family.
The lecture is sponsored by the George Rodrigue Lectureship and the Flora
Plonsky Levy Endowment in the Humanities. Mwd 235 4500