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& Presenters

Past

Chairmen

Year
Chairman
Presenters

1944

Clarence Bourg

1945

NO BALL HELD

1946

Clarence Bourg

1947

NO BALL HELD

1948

Felix M. Broussard

1949

Felix M. Broussard

1950

Felix M. Broussard

1951

NO BALL HELD - Korean War

1952

NO BALL HELD - Korean War

1953

F. Edward Hebert

Richard Nixon, Vice President of the U.S.

1954

Edwin E. Willis

Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the U.S.

1955

T. A. Thompson

Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives

1956

James H. Morrison

Admiral Arthur W. Radford, USN, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

1957

Russell B. Long

Richard Nixon, Vice President of the U.S.

1958

Hale Boggs

Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives

1959

Allen J. Ellender

Lyndon B. Johnson, Senior U.S. Senator

1960

Harold B. McSween

James H. Davis, Governor of Louisiana

1961

Edwin E. Willis

Herve Alphand, French Ambassador to the U.S.

1962

T. A. Thompson

John B. Fournet, Chief Justice of Louisiana Supreme Court

1963

James H. Morrison

John McCormack, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

1964

Gillis W. Long

Douglas Dillon, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

1965

Joe D. Waggonner, Jr.

John McKeithen, Governor of Louisiana

1966

F. Edward Hebert

John McKeithen, Governor of Louisiana

1967

Russell B. Long

Hubert Humphrey, Vice President of the U.S.

1968

Hale Boggs

Orville L. Freeman, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

1969

Edwin W. Edwards

Clifford Hardin, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

1970

Russell B. Long

Spiro Agnew, Vice President of the U.S.

1971

Speedy O. Long

Admiral Thomas O. moorer, USN, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

1972

F. Edward Hebert

Melvin R. Laird, Secretary of Defense

1973

Joe D. Waggonner, Jr.

Dr. Guillermo Savilla Sacasa, Nicaraguan Ambassador to the U.S.

1974

Gillis W. Long

Gerald A. Regan, Premier of Nova Scotia

1975

J. Bennett Johnston

J. Bennett Johnson, Senator of Louisiana

1976

Russell B. Long

Jacques Kosciusko-Morizet, French Ambassador to the U.S.

1977

John B. Breaux

Edwin W. Edwards, Governor of Louisiana

1978

Joe D. Waggonner, Jr.

E. R. Campbell, Sr., Chairman of the Board of Pioneer Bank & Trust

1979

Lindy (Mrs. Hale) Boggs

Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Speaker of the House

1980

W. Henson Moore

David C. Treen, Governor of Louisiana

1981

Jerry Huckaby

George Bush, Vice President of the U.S.

1982

Bob Livingston

General Robert H. Barrow, Commandant U.S.M.C.

1983

J. Bennett Johnston

J. Bennett Johnson, Senator of Louisiana

1984

Gillis W. Long

General P.X. Kelley, Commandant U.S.M.C.

1985

Billy Tauzin

Jerry Huckaby, Louisiana Congressman

1986

Russell B. Long

W. Henson Moore, Louisiana Congressman

1987

Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer

Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer, Louisiana Congressman

1988

John B. Breaux

John B. Breaux, Senator of Louisiana

1989

Billy Tauzin

Billy Tauzin, Louisiana Congressman

1990

J. Bennett Johnston

J. Bennett Johnson, Senator of Louisiana

1991

Richard H. Baker

Richard H. Baker, Louisiana Congressman

1992

Bob Livingston

Bob Livingston, Louisiana Congressman

1993

William Jennings Jefferson

William Jennings Jefferson, Louisiana Congressman

1994

Jimmy Hayes

Jimmy Hayes, Louisiana Congressman

1995

Billy Tauzin

Billy Tauzin, Louisiana Congressman

1996

J. Bennett Johnston

J. Bennett Johnson, Senator of Louisiana

1997

John B. Breaux

John B. Breaux, Senator of Louisiana

1998

William Jennings Jefferson

William Jennings Jefferson, Louisiana Congressman

1999

Jim McCrery

Jim McCrery, Louisiana Congressman

2000

Billy Tauzin

Billy Tauzin, Louisiana Congressman

2001

Chris John

Chris John, Louisiana Congressman

2002

Mary L. Landrieu

Mary L. Landrieu, Senator of Louisiana

2003

John B. Breaux

John B. Breaux, Senator of Louisiana

2004

Jim McCrery

Jim McCrery, Louisiana Congressman

2005

William Jennings Jefferson

William Jennings Jefferson, Louisiana Congressman

2006

NO BALL HELD - Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

2007

David Vitter

David Vitter, Senator of Louisiana

2008

Charlie Melancon

Charlie Melancon, Louisiana Congressman

2009

Rodney Alexander

Rodney Alexander, Louisiana Congressman

2010

Charles W. Boustany, Jr. M.D.

Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., Louisiana Congressman

2011

Mary L. Landrieu

Mary L. Landrieu, Senator of Louisiana

2012

Steve Scalise

Steve Scalise, Louisiana Congressman

2013

Bill Cassidy, M.D.

Bill Cassidy, M.D., Louisiana Congressman

2014

John Fleming, M.D.

John Fleming, M.D., Louisiana Congressman

2015

Charles W. Boustany, Jr. M.D.

Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., Louisiana Congressman

2016

Cedric Richmond

Cedric Richmond, Congressman of Louisiana

2017

Steve Scalise

Steve Scalise, Louisiana Congressman

2018

Garret Graves

Garret Graves, Louisiana Congressman

2019

Bill Cassidy, M.D.

Bill Cassidy, M.D., Louisiana Congressman

2020

Clay Higgins

Clay Higgins, Louisiana Congressman

2021

NO BALL HELD - Covid-19

2022

Garret Graves

Garret Graves, Louisiana Congressman

2023

Julia Letlow

Julia Letlow, Louisiana Congresswoman

2024

John Kennedy

John Kennedy, Senator of Louisiana