Members of the Chehardy family have been inducted to the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame. Tax assessors Lawrence A. Chehardy and his son, Loyola alumnus Lawrence E. Chehardy were in charge of the office for decades. The elder Chehardy also served as a state appellate judge after he left the assessors office. Lawrence E. Chehardy retired in January 2010. His sister, Susan Marie Chehardy, has served as a state judge in the 24th Judicial District and now is a jurist on the state 5th Circuit Court of Appeal.
The ceremony took place Saturday, March 11 at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. Seven other individuals were also inducted to the 2016 class: Donald T. ‘Boysie’ Bollinger, Randy K. Haynie, Richard Ieyoub, Sam Houston Jones, John Mamoulides, Braxton ‘B.I.’ Moody III, and Kaliste Saloom Jr.