In 2004, Judge Edmund Reggie was among those inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum in Winnfield, Louisiana’s Political Hall of Fame.
On January 28 of that year, Senator Edward M. Kennedy paid a visit to the museum in honor of his father in law, Reggie.
“Usually, I’m either drawn here by Cajun cooking or by family,” said Kennedy. “Tonight, it’s family. My father-in-law has accomplished many great things for this state, and as you know, there are about as many Reggies here as there are Kennedys up north.”
In 1960 Edmund Reggie helped lead John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in Louisiana. After his inauguration, President Kennedy sent Reggie on a 1961 State Department diplomatic mission to the Middle East. In Lebanon, Reggie received a hero’s welcome in his family’s ancestral home of Ihden. This photo is among the most treasured by the Reggie Family.
It is a long held family tradition for the Reggie family to gather at Christmas and pose for a family photo. Here they are over the years.
Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan was a dear friend of Edmund Reggie. He delivered eulogies for President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Edmund Reggie 70th Birthday Video Tribute from his children
In October 1959, aspiring presidential candidate Senator John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie were guests at the International Rice Festival in Crowley, Louisiana. They were hosted by Judge and Mrs Edmund M. Reggie.
On Saturday, May 31, 2008, a marker was placed in Crowley Louisiana on the spot where Kennedy addressed a crowd of 135,000.
An extensive gallery of photos can be seen on the Reggie Family Archives.