Ray Nagin Through the Years

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  • New Orleans Mayor-elect Ray Nagin dances his way across Canal Street on the way to his inauguration ceremony Monday, May 6, 2002, in New Orleans. Nagin had just departed a church service at St. Louis Cathedral and was working his way to his inauguration ceremony. Nagain was led through the streets by a traditional jazz band and marching groups. Joining Nagain is Triniece Johnson. (AP Photo/Bill Haber) Keyword Mayor Inauguration

  • New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, left, joins Steve Perry, president of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, and local celebrities Tuesday at the Ernest Morial Convention Center to call on past conventioneers to come back to New Orleans. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber) Keyword Mayor Tourism

  • New Orleans Chief Administrative Officer Kimberly Williamson Butler and Mayor Ray Nagin fill in a pothole Friday, as part of "Operation Fill In," a $1 million pothole ocntrol campaign that kicked-off Friday. New Orleans' streets are routinely ranked among the nation's worst, costing the average motorist more than $600 dollars a year to repair dents and other damage. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber) Keyword Public works

  • Advocate staff photo by {Patrick Dennis}. Photo shot on {7-14-03}. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin speaks Monday to the Baton Rouge Press Club. Keyword Mayor Official

  • New Orleans---Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina---New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, right, comments that the spirit of the city will bring it back. (Advocate Photo by Bill Feig; Photo taken on 09-06-05) Keyword Official, Weather

  • President Bush walks on the flight deck of the USS Iwo Jima with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, right, and Vice Admiral Thad Allen, center, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005. Bush received a briefing about Hurricane Rita aboard the ship, which is docked near this devastated city's downtown, as the hurricane lashed the Florida Keys and created worry among Katrina victims in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama that it could force more misery on them. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Keyword President, Weather, Safety

  • New Orleans City Council president Oliver Thomas (left) clasps hands with New Orleans Ray Nagin (right), before the start of a briefing by Nagin Wednesday at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La. .Seated from left to right are Sen. Edwin Murray, D-New Orleans (left), Rep. Jeffrey Arnold, D-New Orleans, Sen. Ken Hollis, Jr. R-Metairie and Sen. Ann Duplesis, D-New Orleans waiting for the start of a briefing by New Orleans Mayor. (Advocate staff photo by Travis Spradling. Photo shot on 9/21/05)

  • Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin confer on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, prior to a House Select Committee on a Hurricane Katrina hearing. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

  • _DSC0294 Advocate staff photo by Richard Alan Hannon. Photo shot on 10/13/05. Hurricane Katrina evacuee Albert Chui Clark, right, from the New Orleans 3rd Ward, speaks his mind to New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, left, during a brief get together inside the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, La. on Thursday, October 13, 2005. (AP Photo, The Advocate, Richard Alan Hannon).

  • jessie jackson 3 Advocate staff photo by Richard Alan Hannon. Photo shot on 10/11/05. Rev. Jessie Jackson and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, flanked by Council member Renee Gill Pratt, second from left, Cleo Fields and New Orleans resident Audrey Coestly, far right, gather at the Veterans Blvd. Picadilly Cafeteria Tuesday to discuss jobs and housing for New Orleans. Jackson brought five chartered bus loads of people from Chicago, Memphis and Jackson, Miss. looking for jobs.

  • _WWF0055 Advocate staff photo by Bill Feig. Photo shot on 10/26/05. Sharing a laugh with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, left, the Louisiana Recovery Authority chairman Norman Francis, second from left, Walter Leger Jr., member-3rd from left, and LRA vice-chairman Walter Isaacson, right, answer questions at a press conference in New Orleans.

  • New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, waves to people as his carriage approaches Canal Street after attending an inter-faith worship service St. Louis Cathedral in the historic French Quarter Thursday June 1, 2006. Nagin will be sworn in for a second four year term as mayor later Thursday. The flood waters from Hurricane Katrina stopped approximately at this intersection. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Advocate staff photo by Richard Alan Hannon Shot 1/16/06 00000773a New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, center, marches in the one of the city's two Martin Luther King, Jr. parades along Loyola Ave. in New Orleans Monday.

  • President Bush and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, right, look at each other during a discussion with small business owners and community leaders on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006 in New Orleans, La. Bush proclaimed post-hurricane rebuilding as a top priority for 2006, and highlighted the Gulf Opportunity Zone that Congress has declared in the regions hit by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  • New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, left, and Louisiana Gov. Nancy Blanco toast the crowd as they kick off the Mardi Gras celebration in Hurricane Katrina battered New Orleans Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • staff photo by Richard Alan Hannon - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin strains to listen as a Hyatt Regency hotel guest asks a question Wednesday. The mayor came down to speak with multiple residents.

  • Jordan's King Abdullah II, left, and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, right, walks through the destruction in the lower 9th ward Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)

  • Advocate Staff photo by Kerry Maloney Shot 4/22/06 met nagin 00002091a New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin speaks at the Marriot on Canal Street Saturday night.

  • Advocate Staff photo by Kerry Maloney Shot 4/22/06 met nagin 00002091a New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin speaks at the Marriot on Canal Street Saturday night.

  • New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, center, and Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu get ready for a nationally televised mayoral debate in New Orleans, Tuesday, May 16, 2006. The election on Saturday is expected to be close as voters weigh an incumbent with an uneven performance after Hurricane Katrina against a long-time politician. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)

  • New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin speaks during a news conference, Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, at the Sheraton on Canal Street in New Orleans where he introduced a commission of 17 community leaders to aid him in rebuilding New Orleans. (AP Photo/The Times, Shane Bevel) ** MAGS OUT, NO SALES, TV OUT **

  • Mayor Ray Nagin speaks after being sworn in for a second term as Mayor of New Orleans at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Thursday June 1, 2006. Nagin, who defeated Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu on May 20, was sworn in at the convention center, a giant riverside complex where thousands of hungry, scared evacuees waited days for rescue last summer as muddy water submerged most of the city. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Advocate staff photo by Richard Alan Hannon Shot 8/26/06 00003573a New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gives the thumbs-up sign as he walks with Lt. General Russel L. Honore down Convention Center Blvd. at the start of a traditional New Orleans funeral commemorating the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Tuesday.

  • Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling. Photo shot on 2-13-07 0000808a New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin struggles to keep his balance, after wading into a field of debris and pulling out the family Bible of Stella Chambers, 85, at the site where her FEMA trailer struck her house, which she was inside, during Tuesday morning's tornado in New Orleans. Chambers,85, was the sole fatality in the storm, and Nagin said he hoped to get the Bible to Chambers' daughter. Chamber's home was nearly finished after being damaged first by Hurricane Katrina.

  • Lt. Frank Bivens right, holds the crime scene tape for New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin at the scene where a 29-year-old man was found dead with a gun shot wound to the head, in New Orleans Monday, April 2, 2007. This is the fourth murder in the city since midnight, police spokesman Garry Flot said, and brings the total to 54 so far this year.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin greets returning residents as they exit a train from Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Sept. 5 , 2008 at the Union Passenger Terminal ,in New Orleans. The first stream of the estimated 18,000 people who fled the city last weekend on buses and trains provided by the government began returning Friday. (AP Photo/Brian Lawdermilk)

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Former Mayor Ray Nagin enters the U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans where he faces corruption charges Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Attorney Robert Jenkins is left.