Braud retired from the St. Martin Parish School Board after serving multiple roles in the education of the parish’s youth. After retirement, he served as a lieutenant for the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was also an independent insurance agent.
Braud was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Born in New Orleans, Braud earned a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and a master’s at Texas Southern University in Houston.
He also did post-graduate work at the University of Colorado in Denver, the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette (now ULL), and the University of Houston.