The RSEA Hall of Fame honors and recognizes public servants, who through their public careers and/or activities in retirement, have made significant contributions to the employees and retirees of the State of Louisiana. Any member of RSEA may submit nominations at any time. Nominations will be reviewed annually in the month of April by a committee who will verify the nomination information and determine if the nominee meets the standards necessary for inclusion in the Hall of Fame. The committee will submit a recommendation for induction to the RSEA Board of Directors for consideration and approval. Recipients will be recognized at RSEA Chapter Meetings and the annual RSEA Statewide Conference. Nomination forms are to be submitted to the RSEA office, 9412 Common Street, Suite 7, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.
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Jimmie H. Davis
Inducted October 2012
Jimmie H. Davis was born in a sharecropper’s cabin near the village of Quitman and matured to become a history teacher, basketball coach, world-renowned song writer and entertainer, clerk of criminal court, commissioner of public safety for the City of Shreveport, state public service commissioner, and Governor of the State of Louisiana. During his two non-consecutive terms as governor of the State of Louisiana, former Governor Davis created the State Employees’ Retirement System, re-created the Department of Civil Service, built seven hospitals, built the present Governor’s Mansion, built many major bridges, including the Sunshine Bridge, and established many recreational areas including the Toledo Bend Reservoir. On the 2nd day of October 2012, the Retired State Employees Association of Louisiana honored Jimmie H. Davis as the first inductee into the Retired State Employees Association of Louisiana Hall of Fame.