Edmund Morgan LeBlanc
Inducted on August 27, 2016
Born December 6, 1938 in Abbeville, Louisiana to Dudley J. LeBlanc and Evelyn Hebert LeBlanc, Edmund Morgan LeBlanc attended Mt. Carmel Elementary School, graduated from St. Stanislaus High School in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and then attended Southern Mississippi College in Hattiesburg. Following college, he worked for Goliad Company at their Cow Island gas plant. Mobil Oil eventually purchased Goliad and he continued in their employment for another five years.
He married Jacqueline Kazar in 1961, who died in 2004 following a long battle with cancer. This marriage produced four children, Morgan, Tracey, Evelyn and Denise.
He left Mobil and then went to work for Estorge Surgical as their first salesman ever hired. During this employment he was involved in many side businesses, one of which was Vermilion Rental, the first rental store in Vermilion Parish. He also helped his father sell his products of Kary-On and Quickie Fire Extinguishers and later K-P77. At this time LeBlanc also raised horses on the side and sold yearlings. After 21 years with Estorge, he founded his own business Tout de Suite Medical Supply. Morgan had his own private plane which enabled him to make sales calls statewide. Morgan also started a pay phone business servicing 35 phones. In 1990, he sold Tout de Suite to Physicians Sales and Service (PSS) and continued working for them until his retirement in April 2000.
In 2013, he married Carol Stanberry and they remain in Abbeville although they spend time by going to their place in southwest Florida. LeBlanc has been blessed that he can continue to enjoy his many hobbies such as fishing, hunting and traveling.
On August 20, 2106 the Acadian Museum of Erath celebrated its 25th anniversary by hosting its annual fundraiser and several special events, according to Andy Perrin chairman of the museum's executive committee. Michèle LeBlanc, Sen. Dudley J. Le Blanc's granddaughter, sponsored the re-release of LeBlanc's historic books The Acadian Miracle (1966) on its 50th anniversary and The True Story of the Acadians (1926) on its 90th anniversary. Morgan LeBlanc, as representative of the LeBlanc family, officially opened the new Sen. Dudley J. LeBlanc, Sr. permanent exhibit. As representative of the LeBlanc family, Edmund Morgan LeBlanc was inducted into the Order of Living Legends. The exhibition contains over 100 historical photographs, articles, and objects—many displayed publicly for the first time—including the diary and scrapbook of Corinne Broussard, who in 1930, traveled by train to Grand Pré in Nova Scotia, Canada, with 22 other "Evangeline Girls," to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Acadian Deportation. This was the first of three trips by Cajuns to visit their ancestral homeland—all organized by LeBlanc in his life-long efforts to re-unite Acadians of Louisiana, Canada and France. The exhibit was co-curated by Warren A. Perrin, museum chairman, and Frank “Beau” Summers, Abbeville historian.