Facts of Kathleen Blanco

Date of Birth : 1942-12-14
Age : 76 years old
Family Name : Kathleen Babineaux
Birth Place : New Iberia, Louisiana
Birth Sign : Sagittarius
Nationality : American
Ethnicity : White
Net Worth : $4 million
Hair Color : Brown
Eye Color : Crystal Grey

Short Statistics of Kathleen Blanco

Is Kathleen Blanco married? Married
How many children does Kathleen Blanco have? 6 Childrens
Who is Kathleen Blanco spouse/partner? Raymond Blanco
Is Kathleen Blanco Dating Someone? Raymond Blanco
Is Kathleen Blanco LGBTQ?

Who was Kathleen Blanco?

Kathleen Blanco was an American politician. She served as the 54th Governor of Louisiana from January 2004 to January 2008. She was the first woman elected as the state’s Governor. Likewise, she was a member of the Democratic Party.

Cause of Death and Funeral

Kathleen Blanco, former Governor of Louisiana, passed away on August 18, 2019, at St. Joseph Hospice Carpenter House in Lafayette, Louisiana. She was 76-year-old at her death. Unfortunately, the cause of her death was ocular melanoma metastatic in her liver, which she was diagnosed with in December 2017. At a meeting association, she shared that there is no escape from the disease as it had metastasized throughout her body, and she has already made peace with her future.

Kathleen Blanco: Birthday, Family, Facts

Kathleen Blanco was born as Kathleen Babineaux in New Iberia, Louisiana on December 15, 1942. She was the daughter of Louis Babineaux and Lucille Fermin, of Cajun ancestry.

The former Governor attended Mount Carmel Academy before receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Education in 1964 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Early Profession and Career

Kathleen rose in politics when she was elected in 2004 as the Governor of Louisiana. She made history as she was the first lady to lead the state. She firstly made impressions on people by giving top priorities to providing affordable healthcare, improving the education system, and also helping to create a vibrant and robust economy through aggressive economic development initiatives. However, her work quickly derailed when, in 2005, when coastal Louisiana was damaged by two massive hurricanes that struck between a month apart.

Firstly, Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans region in August and in September, Hurricane Rita, struck the southwestern coast. The disaster displaced more than 1.7 million people, 200,000 houses were destroyed, 81,000 business closed, torn apart entire electrical and telecommunication systems, and streets were filled with one million homeless people. Kathleen was criticized for not providing an immediate response. She announced on March 2007 that she would not be seeking any re-election.

Kathleen Blanco: Net Worth and Salary 

Like many politicians, Kathleen was fortunate enough to have a high salary and enough money to accommodate a luxurious lifestyle.

As of 2019, she had a net worth if $4 Million.

Kathleen Blanco: Married, Husband, Children

Kathleen was a married woman. She was married to her husband, Raymond Blanco. She tied the know with her husband on August 8, 1964. Her husband was an academic administrator and football coach. Likewise, he also worked as an administrator at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from 1982 before retiring in 2009.

From her married life, Kathleen shared six children with her husband. She had four daughters: Karmen Monique, Nicole, and Pilar, and two sons: Ray Jr, and Ben.

Kathleen Blanco: Height, Weight, Body Measurements

The information regarding Kathleen Blanco height and weight are still missing.

Social Media Profiles

Kathleen Blanco had a twitter account which had 492 followers.