Louis La Porta, a former Henderson councilman and founding member of the Henderson Historical Society, died Monday. He was 96.
“Lou was a friend to many, and he will be missed by many,” Mayor Debra March said in a statement.
La Porta served on the Henderson City Council from 1953 to 1959 and held the city’s first council meeting in his home, according to a city news release announcing his death Tuesday. From 1960 to 1969, he served on the Clark County Commission, the city said.
Before serving as a councilman in Henderson, La Porta was a bombardier in World War II, according his biography on the Henderson Historical Society’s website.
La Porta was a founding member of the Henderson Historical Society and served as its president and CEO since it formed in 2011, the city said.