Monday, October 16, 2017

Lane Carson

Lane Carson, a longtime Covington attorney, has served his community in a number of ways, as a legislator in the Louisiana State House of Representatives, an assistant district attorney, head of the Civil Division of the 22nd Judicial District of St. Tammany Parish, and most recently as Governor Bobby Jindal's Secretary of the La. Department of Veterans Affairs.

A District 99 state legislative representative from 1976 to 1983, he then became Assistant Secretary in the Louisiana Department of Health and Human Resources during the administration of Governor David C. Treen. 

Among his achievements are appointments by President Ronald Regan and George W. Bush  to boards dealing with architectural and  transportation barriers.

His lifelong dedication to the veterans of St. Tammany and Louisiana is well known and appreciated. Throughout his life, Carson has been active with a number of  veterans organizations, and Governor Mike Foster appointed him to the Louisiana Military Hall of Fame Museum Board.

Carson accomplished much during his assignment as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, including the acquisition of  the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell.  In the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav and Isaac, he served on the Governor's Emergency Response Team as the liaison to Veterans who needed assistance. 

His wife Laura was a school teacher and assistant principal for many years, and his son  Christopher  graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in 2004. His daughter, Rebecca, is an architect.

To read more about Lane Carson's career achievements, CLICK HERE.

A Wikipedia page describing his accomplishments is available here.