Kathleen Blanco Bio, Wiki, Louisiana Governor, Cancer

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Kathleen Blanco Bio

Kathleen Blanco Bio: Kathleen Blanco was an American politician. Know as (Kathleen Babineaux Blanco) She served as a Louisiana Governor from January 2004 to January 2008. First woman as the state’s governor. She  also represent Lafayette in the Louisiana House of Representatives as the first woman, serving from 1984 to 1989. She died on August 18, after a battle with cancer.

Kathleen Blanco Bio, Wiki, Louisiana Governor, Cancer

Kathleen Blanco Age

Blanco was 76 years old; Who was born on December 15, 1942 in New Iberia, Louisiana, United States.

Kathleen Blanco Education

Blanco attended Mount Carmel Academy. She later joined the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, then named the University of Southwestern Louisiana graduating in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science. She was also a member of Kappa Delta sorority.

Kathleen Blanco Family

Blanco was born to Louis Babineaux and Lucille Fremin, both of Cajun ancestry. His father was a small businessman who moved to the rural hamlet of Coteau, a community near New Iberia with one church and one elementary school.

Kathleen Blanco Husband

Kathleen married her husband Raymond Blanco on August 8, 1964. He is an academic administrator and football coach. He worked as an administrator at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette since 1982 until his retirement in 2009.

Kathleen Blanco Children

Kathleen together with her husband Raymond had six children together; four daughters: Karmen, Monique, Nicole, and Pilar and two sons: Ray Jr., and Ben.

Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco

Blanco was elected as the Governor of Louisiana on November 15, 2003, becoming the state’s first female elected governor.

As a governor, she run a corruption-free government and championing education. She helped raise K-12 public school teacher pay and plowed hundreds of millions of dollars into colleges.

Kathleen Blanco Cancer

In December 2017 she was diagnosed with ocular melanoma, a rare eye cancer which she had successfully battled in 2011, but it had spread to her liver. In December 2017 she revealed she was being treated for the incurable melanoma. Blanco described being in a “fight for my own life, one that will be difficult to win.”

Kathleen Blanco Death

Kathleen died on August 18, 2019 in hospice care in Lafayette. Her death was confirmed by her family in a statement that was released by Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office.

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