Washington Mardi Gras - January 27, 2018

Past Chairmen and Presenters

Past Chairmen and Presenters

Year Chairman Presenter
1944 Clarence Bourg  
1945 No Ball Held  
1946 Clarence Bourg  
1947 No Ball Held  
1948
1949
1950   
Felix M. Broussard  
1951 No Ball Held  
1952 No Ball Held  
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 H. 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 Johnston, 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 Lindv (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 Johnston, 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
1988 John B. Breaux Congressman John B. Breaux, Senator of Louisiana
1989 Billy Tauzin Billy Tauzin, Louisiana Congressman
1990 J. Bennett Johnston J. Bennett Johnston, 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 Johnston, 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 Congressman
2005 William Jefferson William Jefferson Congressman
2006 No Ball Held (Hurricanes Katrina & Rita)
2007 David Vitter Senator David Vitter
2008 Charlie Melancon Charlie Melancon Congressman
2009 Rodney Alexander Rodney Alexander Congressman
2010 Charles W. Boustany, JR. , MD         Charles W. Boustany, JR. , MD Congressman
2011 Mary L. Landrieu John Breaux, Captain Emeritus
2012 Congressman Steve Scalise Congressman Steve Scalise
2013 Congressman Bill Cassidy, M.D. Congressman Bill Cassidy, M.D.
2014 Congressman John Fleming, M.D. Congressman John Fleming, M.D.
2015 Charles W. Boustany, JR. , MD Charles W. Boustany, JR. , MD Congressman
2016 Congressman Cedric Richmond Congressman Cedric Richmond
2017 Congressman Steve Scalise Congressman Steve Scalise
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