Port of New Orleans Mourns Former Chairman Lauricella

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Aspect of port: Image courtesy of Port of New Orleans

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans mourns the passing of former Board Chairman Francis E. “Hank” Lauricella.

Gov. Mike Foster appointed Mr. Lauricella to the Board in April of 1997 and he served as Board Chairman from October 2001 until June of 2002.

“Mr. Lauricella’s leadership was critical during a period of Port expansion and diversification, such as the construction of the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal and the meteoric rise of the Port’s cruise industry,” said Gary LaGrange, Port President and CEO. “I consider him a mentor and a friend and he will be sorely missed in the Greater New Orleans community.”

Prior to his service on the Port’s Board, Mr. Lauricella served 32 years in the Louisiana Legislature, first serving two terms in the House of Representatives and later serving in the Louisiana Senate from 1972 until he retired in 1996.

Current Louisiana Senator Conrad Appel succeeded Mr. Lauricella on the Board representing Jefferson Parish.
“Sen. Lauricella was a true gentleman and a consensus builder,” said Appel, who also served as Board Chairman. “He is someone I have emulated during my political career.”

Preceding his public service, Mr. Lauricella gained a national reputation on the football field as the featured tailback of the 1950 and 1951 national championship teams at the University of Tennessee. An All-American, Mr. Lauricella was runner-up for the 1951 Heisman Trophy and later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

Following his football career, Mr. Lauricella served three year in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of 1st Lieutenant. In his professional career, Mr. Lauricella was a partner in Lauricella Land Company.

The Commissioners inform that Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A wake will be held Tuesday, April 1 from 5-9 p.m. and visitation will be held Wednesday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Mass to follow at St. Rita Church in Harahan, La.
 

Maritime Reporter August 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Del Mar Signs Agency Agreement with Ciramar

Del Mar Marine Corp. announced it has signed an agency agreement with Ciramar Shipyards allowing the company to promote Ciramar Shipyard´s docking and facilities

Bouchard Orders Two Newbuild ATB Tugs

Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., today announced the next step in Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.’s ongoing fleet

Great Lakes Shipyard Wins EPA Drydock Contract

Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a contract for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) vessel R/V Lake Explorer II. The scope of work will include drydocking,

Ports

Bulk Carrier Detained; Two Crew Convicted

A Hong Kong flagged vessel was detained in Queensland following a Port State Control (PSC) inspection conducted by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

Bill Promotes US LNG Vessel Transport

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03), Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, introduced H.

Citigroup Seeks British Court Backing on China Metals Claims

Citigroup Inc said on Friday it has started proceedings in commercial court in London to enforce its rights over $285 million of financing at two ports in China,

People in the News

Bill Promotes US LNG Vessel Transport

Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-03), Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, introduced H.

ABS President Wiernicki Signs New MARAD Agreement

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) informs that it has entered into a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) establishing the policies and procedures regarding the

MNZ Opens New Office in Port Taranaki

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) informs that for the first time in 5 years it has a permanent presence in New Plymouth on the opening of a new office at Port Taranaki

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1017 sec (10 req/sec)