Henry English "Hank" Braden IV

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Henry "Hank" English Braden, IV, died of congestive heart failure in a New Orleans hospital on Monday, July 15th. He was 68-years-old. He is survived by his loving wife, Michele, four children- Heidi, Remi, Hal and Nick, as well as his grandson, Jack Cooper. Braden was born in New Orleans on August 24, 1944, to his mother Irma and father, Dr. Henry E. Braden, III. He received an undergraduate degree from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York in 1965, and earned a law degree from Loyola University of New Orleans in 1975. From 1965-1974, Braden was an Executive Director of the New Orleans Poverty Agency (Total Community Action, Inc.) and played a prominent role in the Urban League of Greater New Orleans. From 1974-1975, he was the Director for Manpower and Economic Development for the City of New Orleans in former Mayor Moon Landrieu's administration. Braden was elected to the Louisiana Senate in 1977 and proudly served in that post through 1984. While in the State Senate, he was also elected to the Executive Committee for the Democratic National Committee, and was a Democratic National Committee Member-at-Large from 1974-1984. Braden also had the honor of working as a top advisor to former New Orleans Mayor Sidney J. Barthelemy from 1986-1994. After focusing on politics for decades, Braden most recently excelled as a lobbyist and consultant for local, state and national clients. A visitation will be held on Friday, July 19th, from 6pm-8pm at Lakelawn Funeral Home. Another visitation will be held on Saturday, July 20th, from 10am-11am. The funeral will immediately follow from 11am-12pm. A repast will follow the funeral Saturday at Le Musee de fpc, 2336 Esplanade Avenue. No man has ever had a greater love for life and family. And never was there a more supportive, dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather. We loved him so very much. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the .
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