William Thomas "W. T." Burton
Year Inducted: 2008
William Thomas Burton's contributions to Calcasieu Parish 4-H were enormous and considered visionary for his time. Known as "W. T.," Burton's philanthropy supported many youth programs, and the 4-H program was one of them. He played a vital role in establishing the first livestock show and sale in southwest Louisiana. He donated a parcel of land south of Lake Charles to build a facility to hold livestock shows. His leadership helped pave the way for Burton Coliseum, which is named after him.