Cecil J. Picard

Cecil J. Picard (January 1, 1938 – February 15, 2007) was the appointed Louisiana state superintendent of education from 1996 until his death in 2007, which followed a 21-month fight against Lou Gehrig's disease. Picard also served as a Democratic member of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature. A native of the village of Maurice in Vermilion Parish in southwestern Louisiana, Picard was previously a teacher, coach, and principal.

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