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Hackberry Ramblers

From 1933 to 2005, the Hackberry Ramblers played a blend of Cajun music, western swing, Gulf Coast swamp-pop, early rock and roll, and classic country. Read »

Hahn, Michael

Bavarian immigrant Michael Hahn served as the first Union governor of Louisiana for one year during the Civil War. Read »

Haile, Christopher Mason

Christopher Mason Haile became a journalist and local color writer after he moved to Louisiana. Read »

Haley, Oretha Castle

Oretha Castle Haley defied rigid southern gender and racial constructs to become one of Louisiana's leading civil rights, women's rights, and human rights activists. Read »

Hall, Dominick A.

In 1813, Dominick Augustin Hall was appointed the presiding judge of the newly established Supreme Court of Louisiana. Read »

Hall, Luther

Before becoming governor of Louisiana, a position he held from 1912 until 1916, Luther Hall served as a state senator (1898-1900), a district judge (1900-1906), and a state appellate court judge (1906-1911). Read »

Hamiter, Joe B.

Joe Busbey Hamiter served as the chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court for five months in 1970. Read »

Hamlin, Walter B.

Walter B. Hamlin served as the chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court for one year, from 1972 to 1973. Read »

Hammond, Hilda Phelps

Hilda Phelps Hammond cast herself as Huey P. Long's nemesis and worked energetically but unsuccessfully to have him removed from office. Read »

Handy, Captain John

Captain John Handy was an early New Orleans traditional jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues alto saxophone player. Read »

Harris, Christopher

Based in New Orleans from 1969 to 1989, Christopher Harris worked as a freelance photojournalist, capturing dynamic, striking black-and-white images. Read »

Hart, Toby

Toby Hart brought New Orleans its first professional sports franchise in 1887. Read »

Haughery, Margaret

Margaret Gaffney Haughery was a successful business entrepreneur and noted philanthropist of nineteenth-century New Orleans. Read »

Hawkins, Dale

Raised in northeastern Louisiana, Dale Hawkins is most famous for "Susie Q," which the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame named among the 500 songs that shaped rock and roll. Read »

Hawkins, Delmar Allen

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Hawthorne, Lloyd

Artist Lloyd Hawthorne is best known for his signature painting 'Captain Henry Miller Shreve Clearing the Great Raft from the Red River.' Read »

Hayes, Elvin

Elvin Hayes retired from professional basketball in 1984 after securing career averages of 21 points and 12.5 rebounds per game over the course of his NBA career. Read »

Healy, George A.P.

George A.P. Healy spent several seasons painting portraits in New Orleans during the 1840s and 1850s. Read »

Heard, William

Democrat William Heard, an accountant and banker, won the governorship in 1900 with strong support from Murphy J. Foster, his predecessor. Read »

Hearn, Lafcadio

Author and journalist Lafcadio Hearn spent a number of years in New Orleans writing about Creole culture. Read »