The life of Edgar G. “Sonny” Mouton was celebrated with a remembrance Wednesday night at Oliver Hall on the UL campus.
Along with other city and state officials marking the occasion was former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the featured speaker for the evening. The lecture was sponsored by the George Rodrigue Lectureship and the Flora Plonsky Levy Endowment of the UL Foundation.
Mouton was an influential former state representative and state senator who also served as executive counsel to Gov. Dave Treen from 1980 to 1983 and as special counsel to Gov. Edwin Edwards in 1985. He was also instrumental in the construction of the Cajundome in Lafayette.
“It’s really important for people to realize the legacy of out past public officials and the paths that they paved for us,” said Pilar Eble, Blanco’s daughter. “You know Sonny Mouton brought Cajun Field and the Cajundome and all these wonderful things to Lafayette and our guest speaker, Gov. Blanco, has done great things for the state.”