The Southwest Louisiana Historical Association

Notable Men and Women of Louisiana

Truman Stacey, a native of Texas, served in the U.S. Army in World War II, earned bachelor and master degrees from the University of Detroit, and worked on a number of newspapers before serving as editor-in-chief of the Lake Charles American Press from 1961 to 1982, when he became chief information officer for the Catholic Diocese of Lake Charles.  He is a past president of Southwest Louisiana Historical Association.  Stacey wrote the series of articles (below) to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase.  These articles appear in numerous newspapers across the state, including the DeQuincy News, the Cameron Pilot, the Teche News, the Welsh Citizen, the American Press, the Ville Platte News, and the Hammond Star.

Charles-Phillipe Aubry
Francois Simar de Bellisle
Etienne de Bore
Pere Antoine Davion
Fray Antonio Margil de Jesus
Athanase de Mezieres
Gilbert Antoine de St. Maxent
Manuela Sanchez y Navarro
Andre Penicaut
Di Tonti of the Iron Hand
Mother Marie de Saint-Augustin Tranchepain
Pierre Vial


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