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Slidell is a city situated on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain
Lake Pontchartrain
Lake Pontchartrain is a brackish estuary located in southeastern Louisiana. It is the second-largest inland saltwater body of water in the United States, after the Great Salt Lake in Utah, and the largest lake in Louisiana. As an estuary, Pontchartrain is not a true lake.It covers an area of with...

 in St. Tammany Parish
St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
St. Tammany Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana, in the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. The parish seat is Covington....

, Louisiana, United States. The population was 25,695 at the 2000 census. The Greater Slidell Community has a population of about 90,000. It is part of the New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The New Orleans metropolitan area has a population of 1,235,650 as of 2009, the 46th largest in the USA. The New Orleans – Metairie – Bogalusa combined statistical area has a population...

Metairie
Metairie, Louisiana
Metairie is a census-designated place in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States and is a major part of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. Metairie is the largest community in Jefferson Parish. It is an unincorporated area that would be larger than most of the state's cities if it were...

Kenner
Kenner, Louisiana
Kenner is a city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, and a suburb of New Orleans. The population was 66,702 at the 2010 census....

 Metropolitan Statistical Area
New Orleans metropolitan area
New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner, or the Greater New Orleans Region is a metropolitan area designated by the United States Census encompassing seven parishes in the state of Louisiana, centering on the city of New Orleans...

.

Beginning


One of the earlier settlers to the area was John William Gause. Along with a younger brother, Wesley Coke Asbury Gause, Judge Wingate, and several others, they left Shallotte, North Carolina on February 18th, and arrived at Pearlington, Mississippi on April 14, 1836. Wesley and his family decided to remain there, while John and family decided to cross the Pearl River, and built a log cabin on the west bank, just a little further South. He than began a lumber mill, in the fledgling town, later to be known as Slidell. His traveling back and forth from lumber yard to home created a road, known today a Gause Blvd., a major east/west street in the town. The lumber yard was located at the northwest area of where Gause Blvd. crosses the railroad track. The log cabin was built at the very east end of the road, just a few yards from the river. The house stood until the late 1990’s; and a small family burial plot still remains, where John is buried between his two wives, Lydia Russ and Johanna Frederica VanHeemskerk.

Slidell was founded on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain in 1882 and 1883 during construction of the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad
New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad
The New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad was a Class I railroad in Louisiana and Mississippi in the United States. The railroad operated of track from its completion in 1883 until it was absorbed by the Alabama Great Southern Railroad subsidiary of the Southern Railway in 1969.- History :The...

 (N.O.N.E.). The N.O.N.E. line connected New Orleans to Meridian, Mississippi
Meridian, Mississippi
Meridian is the county seat of Lauderdale County, Mississippi. It is the sixth largest city in the state and the principal city of the Meridian, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area...

. The town was named in honor of American politician and Confederate ambassador to France John Slidell
John Slidell
John Slidell was an American politician, lawyer and businessman. A native of New York, Slidell moved to Louisiana as a young man and became a staunch defender of southern rights as a U.S. Representative and Senator...

, father in law of real estate developer Baron Frederic Emile d'Erlanger
Frederic Emile d'Erlanger
Frédéric Emile Baron d’Erlanger born as Friedrich Emil Erlanger, was a German banker and Consul.- Life :...

 and officially chartered by the Louisiana State Legislature
Louisiana State Legislature
The Louisiana State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is bicameral body, comprising the lower house, the Louisiana House of Representatives with 105 representatives, and the upper house, the Louisiana Senate with 39 senators...

 in 1888.

Twentieth Century



Around 1910, Slidell began a period of economic and industrial growth. A large creosote
Creosote
Creosote is the portion of chemical products obtained by the distillation of a tar that remains heavier than water, notably useful for its anti-septic and preservative properties...

 plant was built, and Slidell became home to the Fritz Salmen Brickyard, a major producer of bricks later named St. Joe Brick. A lumber mill and shipyard were also built. Following the construction of Interstate 10
Interstate 10 in Louisiana
Interstate 10, a major transcontinental Interstate Highway in the Southern U.S., runs across the southern part of the U.S. state of Louisiana. It passes through Lake Charles, Lafayette and Baton Rouge before dipping south of Lake Pontchartrain to serve the New Orleans area and then passing through...

, Interstate 59, and Interstate 12, Slidell became a major crossroads
Crossroads (culture)
In folk magic and mythology, crossroads may represent a location "between the worlds" and, as such, a site where supernatural spirits can be contacted and paranormal events can take place...

 for those traversing the Gulf States.

In 1915, the creosote
Creosote
Creosote is the portion of chemical products obtained by the distillation of a tar that remains heavier than water, notably useful for its anti-septic and preservative properties...

 plant burned to the ground killing 55 workers and 3 firefighters. The plant was rebuilt on Bayou Lane, closer to a water source and closer to a fire station. Eventually, creosote polluted the bayou which was a source of drinking water for many of Slidell's residents. The creosote plant was abandoned in 1986 and then became an EPA Superfund site
Superfund
Superfund is the common name for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 , a United States federal law designed to clean up sites contaminated with hazardous substances...

. The canal was dredged and waste incinerated until completion of the cleanup in 1996. At that time a boat launch was built and Heritage Park was constructed on the former site.

With the advent of the U.S. space program in the 1960s, NASA
NASA
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research...

 opened the Michoud Assembly Facility
Michoud Assembly Facility
The Michoud Assembly Facility is an 832-acre site owned by NASA and located in New Orleans East, a large district within the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Organizationally, it is part of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center...

 in New Orleans, the John C. Stennis Space Center
John C. Stennis Space Center
The John C. Stennis Space Center , located in Hancock County, Mississippi, at the Mississippi-Louisiana border, is NASA's largest rocket engine test facility.- History :...

 in nearby Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Bay Saint Louis is a city located in Hancock County, Mississippi. It is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,209. It is the county seat of Hancock County...

, and a NASA computer center on Gause Boulevard. This nearly tripled Slidell's population over a period of ten years, and the city became a major suburb of New Orleans. Slidell is also the location of the National Weather Service
National Weather Service
The National Weather Service , once known as the Weather Bureau, is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States government...

 forecast office for the New Orleans and Baton Rouge area.

The city hosts several parade krewe
Krewe
A krewe is an organization that puts on a parade and or a ball for the Carnival season. The term is best known for its association with New Orleans Mardi Gras, but is also used in other Carnival celebrations around the Gulf of Mexico, such as the Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa, Florida, and...

s each Carnival
Carnival
Carnaval is a festive season which occurs immediately before Lent; the main events are usually during February. Carnaval typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, mask and public street party...

 season.

In 2005, Slidell suffered extensive damage from the effects of Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was a powerful Atlantic hurricane. It is the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall...

 as the storm made final landfall in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and Hancock County, Mississippi on the morning of August 29. The municipal area is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) inland and parts of the city experienced a storm surge in excess of 10 feet (3 m). The unincorporated areas of St. Tammany Parish, to the south and east, often commonly referred to as Slidell, experienced a storm surge of 13–16 ft (4–4.9 m).

Geography


Slidell is located at 30°16′45"N 89°46′40"W (30.279040, -89.777744) and has an elevation of 13 feet (4 m). It is in southeastern St. Tammany Parish located approximately three miles north of Lake Pontchartrain.

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the city has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31.4 km²), of which, 11.8 square miles (30.5 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (2.64%) is water.

Climate


Slidell has a humid subtropical climate
Humid subtropical climate
A humid subtropical climate is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters...

, with short, generally mild winters (slightly colder than the Southshore part of the New Orleans area) and hot, humid summers. Precipitation in winter usually accompanies the passing of a cold front. Hurricanes also pose a threat to the area, and the city is vulnerable because of its low elevation.

Demographics


As of the census of 2000, there were 25,695 people, 9,480 households, and 7,157 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,178.5 people per square mile (841.5/km²). There were 10,133 housing units at an average density of 859.1 per square mile (131.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.13% White, 13.56% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 2.05% Hungarian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population.

Of the 9,480 households, 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,856, and the median income for a family was $48,298. Males had a median income of $40,211 versus $26,050 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,947. About 9.5% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education


Public schools in Slidell are operated by the St. Tammany Parish Public Schools
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools is a school district headquartered in Covington, Louisiana, United States.The district serves St. Tammany Parish.-High schools:* Covington High School * Fontainebleau High School...

. There are three public high schools in Slidell: Northshore High School
Northshore High School
Northshore High School, often abbreviated to NHS, is a public school for grades nine through twelve located Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The school serves the eastern portion of the parish and some portions of Slidell. It is the home of the Panthers.Northshore is a part of the St....

, Salmen High School
Salmen High School
"Salmen" redirects here. For the politician in the Åland Islands see Olof Salmén.Salmen High School is a public high school in Slidell, Louisiana, under the St. Tammany Parish School Board....

, and Slidell High School
Slidell High School
Slidell High School is a public school for grades nine through twelve located in Slidell, Louisiana. It is part of the St. Tammany Parish Public School District and serves portions of west and central Slidell.-Notable alumni:...

, and two private high schools: Pope John Paul II High School
Pope John Paul II High School (Slidell, Louisiana)
Pope John Paul II High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Slidell, Louisiana. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.-Background:Pope John Paul II High School was established in 1980....

 and First Baptist Christian School. Salmen High School's Football team won the 4A State Championship in 1994 and 1995. The Girls Basketball Team and Baseball Team went on to win State Championships in 1996, bringing a total of 3 state championships to Salmen High School for the 1995-96 academic year. The football team also garnered the State Championship in 2001. Northshore High School's Baseball team was the state champion in 2009 and the Northshore Girls Swimming Team were champions in both 2009 and 2010.
Slidell High School (SHS), located in Slidell, Louisiana, is a school with a rich history and tradition of excellence that began in 1908 and continues to this day. The green and white colors and the Bengal Tiger mascot combine the allegiances of our residents to Tulane University and Louisiana State University. In addition to multiple state titles, Slidell High School's Powerlifting
Powerlifting
Powerlifting is a strength sport. It resembles the sport of Olympic weightlifting, as both disciplines involve lifting weights in three attempts. Powerlifting evolved from a sport known as 'odd lifts' which followed the same three attempt format but used a wide variety of events akin to Strongman...

 team finished as National Runners-up in 2000. In 2001, the Tigers won the USAPL National Champtionship, and followed it up with a 3rd place finish in 2002. In the nearly 100 years of the school's history, a continuity of leadership has been preserved by having only nine principals, three since 1936. Drawing on the talents of its multi-faceted faculty and administration and the resources of parents and business and community leaders, the school is responsive to its mission of educating students in an increasingly technological and global world. SHS's innovative programs, which have pioneered school reform legislation in the state of Louisiana, are designed to meet the varying needs of a diverse student population. Through the united commitment of the entire school community, SHS nurtures students in a supportive environment and uses prescriptive techniques to maintain educational vitality.

Transportation


Amtrak
Amtrak
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak , is a government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service in the United States. "Amtrak" is a portmanteau of the words "America" and "track". It is headquartered at Union...

's daily Crescent
Crescent (Amtrak)
The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. It runs daily from Pennsylvania Station in New York City to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal in New Orleans, Louisiana as train 19 and returns, on the same route, as train 20. Most of the route of...

 connects Slidell with New York City; Philadelphia, PA; Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL and New Orleans, LA. The Amtrak station
Slidell (Amtrak station)
- External links :*...

 is situated on Front Street, next to Times Bar and Grill, and also adjacent to a delicious beignet shoppe. It is located in Olde Towne Slidell, with a beautiful view of one of the city's parks, Heritage, which is complete with playground equipment for younger children and open spaces for people to play football. There are also numerous fishing spots.

Slidell is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of I-10, I-12 and I-59 and U.S. Highway 11. The I-10 Twin Span Bridge runs from Slidell over Lake Pontchartrain to New Orleans East.

Rather than using the airport code
Airport code
An airport code is a short code used to identify a specific airport. There are two international systems used:*IATA airport code, a three-letter code which is more commonly known to the public...

s of ASD and KASD for the existing Slidell Airport, or NEW and KNEW for the original New Orleans Lakefront Airport
New Orleans Lakefront Airport
Lakefront Airport is a public use airport located four nautical miles northeast of the central business district of New Orleans, in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States...

, or even MSY and KMSY for the Louis Armstrong International Airport, NWSFO Slidell uses IATA airport code
IATA airport code
An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association...

 "LIX" and ICAO airport code
ICAO airport code
The ICAO airport code or location indicator is a four-character alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. These codes are defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization, and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators.The ICAO codes are used by air traffic...

 "KLIX" despite not corresponding to any actual airport.

Notable residents

  • Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown: Grammy Award
    Grammy Award
    A Grammy Award — or Grammy — is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry...

     winning instrumentalist
  • P.J. Brown: NBA basketball player.
  • Tony Canzoneri
    Tony Canzoneri
    Tony Canzoneri was an American boxer who was born in the town of Slidell, Louisiana.Canzoneri, an Italian American, was one of the members of the exclusive group of boxing world champions who have won titles in three or more divisions.- Early life :When he was a teenager, he and his family moved...

    : World boxing
    Boxing
    Boxing, also called pugilism, is a combat sport in which two people fight each other using their fists. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of between one to three minute intervals called rounds...

     champion
  • Arthur Chevrolet
    Arthur Chevrolet
    Arthur Chevrolet, was a Swiss American racecar driver and automobile manufacturer.Born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchatel, Switzerland, Arthur was the middle brother of Louis and Gaston Chevrolet...

    : Co-founder of the automobile company that bears his name and participant in the inaugural Indianapolis 500
    Indianapolis 500
    The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, also known as the Indianapolis 500, the 500 Miles at Indianapolis, the Indy 500 or The 500, is an American automobile race, held annually, typically on the last weekend in May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana...

    . Suffering from depression, Chevrolet retired to Slidell, Louisiana where he committed suicide in 1946.
  • Greg Cromer
    Greg Cromer (Louisiana politician)
    George Gregory Cromer, known as Greg Cromer , has been since 2008 a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 90 in St. Tammany Parish...

    , District 90 state representative
    Louisiana State Legislature
    The Louisiana State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is bicameral body, comprising the lower house, the Louisiana House of Representatives with 105 representatives, and the upper house, the Louisiana Senate with 39 senators...

     since 2008
  • Chris Duhon
    Chris Duhon
    Chris Nicholas Duhon is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic. Duhon was a point guard for the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team from 2000 to 2004, the Chicago Bulls from 2004 to 2008, and the New York Knicks from 2008 to 2010, and presently plays for the Orlando...

    : Former Duke University
    Duke University
    Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist James B...

     point guard and current Orlando Magic
    Orlando Magic
    The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. They play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association and are currently coached by Stan Van Gundy...

     reserve point guard. Played high school basketball at Salmen High School
    Salmen High School
    "Salmen" redirects here. For the politician in the Åland Islands see Olof Salmén.Salmen High School is a public high school in Slidell, Louisiana, under the St. Tammany Parish School Board....

    .
  • The Residents
    The Residents
    The Residents is an American art collective best known for avant-garde music and multimedia works. The first official release under the name of The Residents was in 1972, and the group has since released over sixty albums, numerous music videos and short films, three CD-ROM projects and ten DVDs....

    : Avant-garde music group (who originally claimed to be from Shreveport
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Shreveport is the third largest city in Louisiana. It is the principal city of the fourth largest metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana and is the 109th-largest city in the United States....

    ).
  • Mike Fontenot
    Mike Fontenot
    Michael Eugene "Mike" Fontenot is a Major League Baseball infielder for the San Francisco Giants.-High school career:Mike Fontenot was a standout for Salmen High School in Slidell, Louisiana...

    : Second baseman for the San Francisco Giants
    San Francisco Giants
    The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California, playing in the National League West Division....

    . Played high school baseball at Salmen High School
    Salmen High School
    "Salmen" redirects here. For the politician in the Åland Islands see Olof Salmén.Salmen High School is a public high school in Slidell, Louisiana, under the St. Tammany Parish School Board....

     and college baseball at Louisiana State University
    Louisiana State University
    Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, most often referred to as Louisiana State University, or LSU, is a public coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The University was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name...

    .
  • Gerry E. Hinton
    Gerry E. Hinton
    Gerry Earl Hinton was a pioneer in the chiropractic profession from Slidell, Louisiana, and served from 1984 to 1996 as a member of the Louisiana State Senate from District 11 Gerry Earl Hinton (June 30, 1930 – July 2, 2000) was a pioneer in the chiropractic profession from Slidell, Louisiana, and...

    : Chiropractor and former state senator
    Louisiana State Legislature
    The Louisiana State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is bicameral body, comprising the lower house, the Louisiana House of Representatives with 105 representatives, and the upper house, the Louisiana Senate with 39 senators...

    .
  • John Besh
    John Besh
    John Besh is the owner and executive chef at restaurant August in New Orleans, Louisiana , and owns six other restaurants: La Provence, The American Sector, Lüke , Besh Steak , and Domenica in the Roosevelt Hotel...

    : Chef and owner of LaProvence Restaurant, Restaurant August and Luke. Was a finalist on the Food Network show Iron Chef America
    Iron Chef America
    Iron Chef America: The Series is an American cooking show based on Fuji Television's Iron Chef, and is the second American adaptation of the series, following the failed Iron Chef USA. The show is produced by Food Network, which also carried a dubbed version of the original Iron Chef. Like the...

    .
  • Juvenile
    Juvenile (rapper)
    Terius Gray, better known by his stage name Juvenile, is an American rapper, He is also a former member of hip-hop group the Hot Boys . At the age of 19, he began recording raps, releasing his debut album Being Myself in 1995...

    : Southern rapper.
  • Rich Clementi
    Rich Clementi
    Richard Thomas Clementi is a journeyman American mixed martial artist. He holds notable wins over Terry Etim, Sam Stout, Fabio Holanda, Melvin Guillard and Anthony Johnson.-Mixed martial arts career:...

    : Mixed martial arts
    Mixed martial arts
    Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, karate, judo and other styles. The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be...

     fighter and UFC
    Ultimate Fighting Championship
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the largest mixed martial arts promotion company in the world that hosts most of the top-ranked fighters in the sport...

     veteran who trains and resides in Slidell.
  • Matt Forté
    Matt Forté
    Matthew Garrett Forté is an American football running back for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bears in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft...

    : Running back for Chicago Bears
    Chicago Bears
    The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League...

    . Played at Tulane University
    Tulane University
    Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States...

     in New Orleans and Slidell High School
    Slidell High School
    Slidell High School is a public school for grades nine through twelve located in Slidell, Louisiana. It is part of the St. Tammany Parish Public School District and serves portions of west and central Slidell.-Notable alumni:...

    .
  • Xavier Paul
    Xavier Paul
    Xavier Brooks Paul, Jr. is an American professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent.-Early life:...

    : Outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They play in the Central Division of the National League, and are five-time World Series Champions...

    .
  • Ed Scogin
    Ed Scogin
    Edward C. Scogin, known as Ed Scogin , was from 1972-1992 a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Slidell in St. Tammany Parish in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana, known as a fiscal watchdog over state government...

    : State representative
    Louisiana State Legislature
    The Louisiana State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is bicameral body, comprising the lower house, the Louisiana House of Representatives with 105 representatives, and the upper house, the Louisiana Senate with 39 senators...

    , 1972–1992; St. Tammany Parish police juror, 1968–1972.
  • Rodney Holman
    Rodney Holman
    Rodney Holman is a former professional American football player who played tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals , and the Detroit Lions . Holman graduated from Ypsilanti High School in 1978 where he starred on the football team and was an all-state wrestler...

    : Former Tight End for Cincinnati Bengals (1982–1992), and the Detroit Lions (1993–1995)
  • Logan Morrison
    Logan Morrison
    Justis Logan Morrison is a Major League Baseball left fielder for the Miami Marlins. Entering the 2010 baseball season, Morrison was considered by Baseball America to be the #2 prospect in the Marlins farm system, and the #20th overall prospect. He played in the 2010 MLB All-Star Futures Game in...

    : Left Field for the Florida Marlins
    Florida Marlins
    The Miami Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. Established in 1993 as an expansion franchise called the Florida Marlins, the Marlins are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. The Marlins played their home games at...

    . played baseball at Northshore High School
    Northshore High School
    Northshore High School, often abbreviated to NHS, is a public school for grades nine through twelve located Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The school serves the eastern portion of the parish and some portions of Slidell. It is the home of the Panthers.Northshore is a part of the St....

  • Eric J. Chambers: Slidell High Class of 1980. Host of Hollywood, CA-based Jazzspel with Eric J. TV show on The Word Network, available in over 85 million US homes and worldwide. 4-time Emmy Award winner; (CBS) Hollywood, CA.
  • Laron Landry
    LaRon Landry
    LaRon Louis Landry is an American football strong safety for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Redskins sixth overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State...

    : Strong safety for Washington Redskins, and LSU standout athlete 2007 6th overall draft choice

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