Tim Burns (R-Mandeville) has served as a member of the Louisiana Legislature for 11 years, focusing on fiscal and transportation issues. He currently serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Governmental Affairs. He is a tax attorney and Certified Public Accountant with advanced degrees in law and business from Tulane University.
The Balcony is located on the 2nd floor of a building in the Pentagon Barracks complex, overlooking the Louisiana State Capitol. The Pentagon was used by the Spanish, French, British, Confederate States Army and the United States Army and was part of the short-lived Republic of West Florida. During its use as a military post, the site was visited by such notable figures as Lafayette, Robert E. Lee, George Custer, Jefferson Davis, and Abraham Lincoln. The Pentagon housed Louisiana State University from 1886 until 1926, when it moved to the current location of its campus. Today, the Pentagon provides space to state government for administrative, meeting and housing purposes.
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