Walter Lee inducted into Louisiana Political Museum

By: CARISSA HEBERT

Managing Editor

“I was overwhelmed with being put into the hall of fame,” Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court Walter Lee said after being inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum in Winnfield Saturday, February 7.

Lee has served Evangeline Parish in this position for over 52 years. After the event, Lee said he believed this induction was “something good for his parish.”

Lee’s political life will permanently be housed in the museum, and for the first year, along with the other 2009 inductees, he will be featured in one of the large showcases. Then the items will be moved to the wall where other inductees are located like former Senator Don Hines, a 2006 inductee.

Lee, who is one of the first from Evangeline Parish to be inducted, said he also was the first from te clerk of court’s association to be recognized with this honor.

“We had a good time,” he said of his participation in the banquet and reception in Winnfield. “It’s a beautiful place.”

Approximately 15 members of Lee’s family and staff, along with their spouses, made the three-hour trip to Winnfield to participate in the event. Lee was joined by a host of politicians from across the state including Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu. Of the event, he said it was “one of the nicest things I have had in my life.”

Lee was joined by Al Ater, Foster Campbell, Chris John, Jessel Ourso and Pat Taylor, as 2009 inductees into the museum.

To learn more, visit http://www.lapoliticalmuseum.com.

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