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BLOSSMAN TO SERVE AS
HAMMOND – Louisiana Public Service
Commissioner Jack A. “Jay” Blossman Jr. will present Southeastern Louisiana
University’s 8th James H. Morrison Lecture on Politics and Government at
11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Student Union Theatre.
The lecture, which is free and
open to the public, is sponsored by Southeastern’s Center for Southeast
Louisiana Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences. The event honors
the late James H. “Jimmy” Morrison, the Hammond native who represented
Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives
from 1943-1967. Morrison died in 2000.
The lecture explores critical
and topical themes pertaining to public policy. Previous speakers have
included U.S. Senators John Breaux and Mary Landrieu, U.S. Representative
W.J. “Billy” Tauzin, state Senators John Hainkel and Melvin “Kip” Holden,
and state Rep. Henry “Tank” Powell.
Elected in 1996 to represent
Louisiana’s First Congressional District on the PSC, Blossman is the youngest
individual to serve on the commission, which oversees public utilities
operating in the state. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University
and Southern University School of Law. Blossman is a practicing attorney
in St. Tammany Parish.
Blossman is a member of the Board
of Directors of Parish National Bank. He is involved in numerous non-profit
organizations, including Victims and Citizens Against Crime, the Lake Pontchartrain
Basin Foundation, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program, the Boy Scouts of America,
the American Heart Association and the Louisiana Bone Marrow Registry.
For additional information about
the Morrison Lecture, call the university’s Center for Southeast Louisiana
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