Rose Anne St. Romain | 6/9/2009 4:24:02 AM
Mansel S. Slaughter
East Baton Rouge Parish
Year Inducted: 2009
Mansel S. Slaughter, a volunteer for over 35 years from East Baton Rouge Parish, made significant contributions to the 4-H program with a special interest in the livestock project. He tirelessly volunteered to help youth with the swine and beef projects, served as superintendent of the parish swine show and donated steers to youth who could not have participated in the program without his generosity. He also helped out at Achievement Day and at other 4-H events. Through his assistance with the Louisiana Cattlemen's Association Beef Month program, 4-H youth visited the mayor as an ambassador for the agricultural community. He served on the East Baton Rouge Parish 4-H livestock sales committee and the LSU AgCenter’s Agribusiness Council. Posthumously, he continues to give through the Mansel S. Slaughter Memorial Fund through the East Baton Rouge Parish 4-H Foundation. While serving in World War II, he received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, four Battle Stars and the Victory Medal.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture