Recently Retired NASA Chief Offered Job at LSU12-17-2004 2:33 AM(Baton Rouge, LA)
-- The LSU Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved the recommendation of Sean O'Keefe as Chancellor of the Baton Rouge Campus. It follows the search committee also unanimously recommending O'Keefe. Earlier in the week he announced he's stepping down as the NASA administrator. O'Keefe is from New Orleans. Governor Kathleen Blanco and other officials had lobbied O'Keefe to apply for the post for months.
The most prominent early figure in the history of the Jews in Louisiana is Judah Touro, who went to New Orleans about 1801. The community increased but slowly during the first half of the nineteenthcentury, but has grown rapidly since that time. The first congregation was established about 1830, and since that date, and especially during the last twenty years, a number of additional congregations have been formed and important charitable organizations established. Martin Behrman is mayor of New Orleans (1905). About twenty towns now have Jewish communities with an estimated population of 12,000.