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Blake Pontchartrain: The story behind Henry A. Smith Jr. Memorial Road

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2024
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As you’re leaving Armstrong International Airport, a sign on the new interstate flyover ramp says it’s the Henry A. Smith Jr. Memorial Road. Who was he? Henry A. Smith Jr. was a St. Charles Parish business and civic leader and philanthropist. For 26 years, he served as the parish’s representative on the New Orleans Aviation Board, which oversees the operations of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. At the time of his death in 2011, Smith was the longest-serving member of the board, which has one member appointed by...

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