Mr. Raymond Powell graduated from Logansport High School in 1941 and entered Southwestern Louisiana Institute on a full boxing athletic scholarship. Mr. Powell entered the US Army in 1943 and served in Europe with the 13th Armored Division and was discharged in 1946. Mr. Powell reentered Southwestern at Lafayette, La., and graduated in 1948.
Mr. Powell taught vocational agriculture at Mansfield High School for two and a half years. He was also principal of Grand Cane High School for 3 years, principal of Mansfield Elementary school for 21 years and DeSoto Parish Supervisor for 8 years. Mr. Powell retired in 1980. Mr. Powell then entered the private industry as a real estate appraiser until he retired in 2014.
Mr. Powell was President of the DeSoto Retired Teachers, LRTA President of District VII, 1st and 2nd Vice President of LRTA and is currently LRTA President of District VIII.
Mr. Powell spends his spare time by being active in his local church, Historical Society, Museum Board and the Lions Club.