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Virginia Shehee (2006)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-06-25

Duration: 00:05:18

Subjects: Shehee, Virginia K. | Women legislators | Business | Philanthropists


  • LaFleur, Donna Narrator
  • Ekings, Robyn Narrator
  • Shehee, Margaret S. Interviewee
  • Sharp, Jack Interviewee
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee
  • Shehee, Virginia Speaker


This segment from the 2006 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Virginia Shehee accepting her recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Shehee, who served in the Louisiana Senate from 1976-1980, was the first woman elected to the Senate without succeeding a husband. She is also the CEO of Kilpatrick Life Insurance and Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Homes, as well as a community activist and philanthropist in her hometown of Shreveport. The profile includes interviews with her daughter, Margaret S. Shehee, Jack Sharp of the Biomedical Research Foundation, and former Governor Buddy Roemer. Narrators: Donna LaFleur and Robyn Ekings