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Description : Edward Paul "Bubby" Lyons (born June 16, 1929, in Houma, Louisiana) was chosen by the city council of Mandeville, Louisiana, on October 17, 2009, to serve for five months as interim mayor.Lyons has formerly held several public offices including mayor of Houma, president of Terrebonne Parish, and member of the former Terrebonne Parish police jury. After retiring to Mandeville, he served for five months on the Mandeville City Council in 2000 to complete the unexpired term of Homer Fouquier afte... Page:b


Edward Paul "Bubby" Lyons (born June 16, 1929, in Houma, Louisiana) was chosen by the city council of Mandeville, Louisiana, on October 17, 2009, to serve for five months as interim mayor.

Lyons has formerly held several public offices including mayor of Houma, president of Terrebonne Parish, and member of the former Terrebonne Parish police jury. After retiring to Mandeville, he served for five months on the Mandeville City Council in 2000 to complete the unexpired term of Homer Fouquier after Jack McGuire did not seek reelection. Lyons, in applying to be interim mayor, agreed not to be a candidate in the 2010 March 27 special election to select a mayor to complete the term to which Price had been elected and which ended in 2012.

In 1988, the Democrat Lyons polled 16 percent of the votes cast in the nonpartisan blanket primary for the District 2 seat on the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Victory went instead to another Democrat, later lieutenant governor and then Governor Kathleen Blanco, who defeated a Republican, Kernan "Skip" Hand in the general election for the position held in conjunction with the 1988 U.S. presidential contest.

Lyons is retired from Duplantis Truck Lines, Quality Shipyards, and Benton Casing Services, all companies in Houma of which he was a part-owner. He has served on the boards of Terrebonne General Hospital, Terrebonne Parish Library, Louisiana Energy Power Authority, Florida Parishes Retirement District, and Saint Tammany Parish Events District. Lyons is married to Joan Ortego Lyons (born 1932). Growing up in originally francophone Houma, Lyons was the first member of his family to have English as a native language.

Lyons is known for his dancing, singing, and storytelling abilities. Often, when given a mere word or topic, Bubby Lyons can immediately recall a story from the 1940s in vivid detail.

On February 1, 2014, Lyons was inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in Winnfield because he is thus far the only person to have served as mayor of two different Louisiana cities, Houma and Mandeville. Seven others, all Democrats, were also honored.

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Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame
 
1993–1999
1993
  • Hale Boggs
  • William C. C. Claiborne
  • Jimmie Davis
  • Pap Dean
  • Edwin Edwards
  • Dudley LeBlanc
  • Earl Long
  • Huey Long
  • Russell B. Long
1994
  • A. Leonard Allen
  • Lindy Boggs
  • Victor Bussie
  • Allen J. Ellender
  • Gillis William Long
1995
  • Camille Gravel
  • Sam Hanna
  • deLesseps Story Morrison
  • Zachary Taylor
  • Edward Douglass White
1996
  • Louis Berry
  • James Carville
  • Mary Evelyn Parker
  • Leander Perez
  • Gus Weill
1997
  • Oscar K. Allen
  • Murphy J. Foster Sr.
  • J. Bennett Johnston Jr.
  • Melinda Schwegmann
  • David C. Treen
1998
  • Speedy Long
  • John H. Overton
  • Joe Waggonner
  • T. Harry Williams
1999
  • Cat Doucet
  • Jimmy Fitzmorris
  • Douglas Fowler
  • Iris Kelso
  • Ed Renwick
 
2000–2009
2000
  • Jefferson Caffery
  • William J. Jefferson
  • Jeannette Knoll
  • Jimmy D. Long
  • Buddy Roemer
2001
  • Wiley W. Hilburn
  • Robert F. Kennon
  • Harry Lee
  • Harold McSween
  • Wade O. Martin Jr.
  • Victor H. Schiro
2002
  • Jesse Bankston
  • Kenny Bowen
  • Harley Bozeman
  • Nathan Burl Cain
  • Bill Dodd
  • Francis Grevemberg
  • John Hainkel
  • Henson Moore
  • Joe Sampite
  • Lillian Walker
2003
  • John Alario
  • John Breaux
  • Jay Chevalier
  • Harry Connick Sr.
  • Murphy J. Foster Jr.
  • Charles Fuselier
  • Carolyn Huntoon
  • Raymond Laborde
  • Bob Livingston
  • Richard Stalder
  • Billy Tauzin
2004
  • Billy Boles
  • Charles W. DeWitt Jr.
  • Dudley A. Guglielmo
  • Moon Landrieu
  • Edgar G. "Sonny" Mouton Jr.
  • Edmund Reggie
  • Doris Lindsey Holland Rhodes
  • Virginia Shehee
  • Jack Wardlaw
2005
  • Robert W. Bates
  • Carlos Roberto Flores
  • Mary Flake Flores
  • Eddie J. Jordan Jr.
  • Curtis Joubert
  • William Hawthorn Lynch
  • Barbara Boggs Sigmund
  • Francis C. Thompson
2006
  • Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
  • Charlie Cook
  • Sylvan Friedman
  • Donald E. Hines
  • W. Fox McKeithen
  • Cecil J. Picard
  • Vic Stelly
2007
  • Diana E. Bajoie
  • Sally Clausen
  • Charles deGravelles
  • Virginia deGravelles
  • Hunt Downer
  • Theodore "Ted" Jones
  • Mary Landrieu
  • Sean O'Keefe
2008
  • Richard Baker
  • Bobby Freeman
  • Melvin "Kip" Holden
  • James A. Joseph
  • Donald G. Kelly
  • John LaPlante
  • Bob Odom
  • Ned Randolph
  • Joe R. Salter
2009
  • Al Ater
  • Foster Campbell
  • Chris John
  • Walter Lee
  • Jessel Ourso
  • Patrick F. Taylor
 
2010–2019
2010
  • Rodney Alexander
  • Randy Ewing
  • Charlton Lyons
  • Samuel B. Nunez Jr.
  • William "Billy" Nungesser
  • Risley C. Triche
2011
  • James H. "Jim" Brown
  • Lucille May Grace
  • Catherine D. Kimball
  • J. Kelly Nix
  • Ralph Perlman
  • Charlie Smith
2012
  • Fred Baden
  • Felix Edward Hébert
  • E. L. Henry
  • Jerry Huckaby
  • Adras LaBorde
  • Billy Montgomery
2013
  • Charles C. Barham
  • Leonard J. Chabert
  • Marty J. Chabert
  • Norby Chabert
  • Hyram Copeland
  • George Dement
  • Leonard R. "Pop" Hataway
  • Angelo Roppolo
  • Raymond Strother
2014
  • J. Marshall Brown
  • John Bel Edwards
  • John B. Fournet
  • Richard P. "Dick" Guidry
  • John S. Hunt, II
  • Rose McConnell Long
  • Edward "Bubby" Lyons
  • Robert "Bob" Mann
  • Harvey Peltier Jr.
2015
  • Peppi Bruneau
  • Buddy Caldwell
  • Juba Diez
  • Noble Ellington
  • John Maginnis
  • Charles A. Marvin
  • Scott family: Albin Provosty, Nauman Scott, and Jock Scott
2016
  • Boysie Bollinger
  • Randy K. Haynie
  • Richard Ieyoub
  • Sam Houston Jones
  • John Mamoulides
  • Braxton Moody, III
  • Kaliste Saloom Jr.
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