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C. Paul Hilliard (2013)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-06-9

Duration: 00:07:52

Subjects: Hilliard, Paul | Military | Veterans | World War II | Business | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | Philanthropists


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Hilliard, Madlyn Interviewee
  • Briggs, Don Interviewee
  • Mueller, Nick Interviewee
  • Cloutier, Rusty Interviewee
  • Hilliard, Paul Speaker


This segment from the 2013 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by C. Paul Hilliard accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Hilliard, a resident of Lafayette since 1955, is a World War II veteran, a wildcatter, and a philanthropist. He is the president of Badger Oil Company and a major donor to the Paul and Lulu Hilliard Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The profile includes interviews with: Madlyn Hilliard, his wife; Don Briggs, his friend; Dr. Nick Mueller, the president and CEO of the National World War II Museum; and Rusty Cloutier, the President and CEO of MidSouth Bank. Host: Beth Courtney