Category:People from Winnfield, Louisiana
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The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Winnfield, Louisiana – Winnfield is a small city in the parish seat of Winn Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 5,749 at the 2000 census, and 4,840 at the 2010 census, three governors of the State Of Louisiana were from Winnfield. When Winn Parish was officially formed by the legislature in 1852. During the Civil War, the area around Winnfield was the site of minor skirmishes. Confederate forces defeated a Union detachment sent to destroy the Cary Salt Works in the area, many Civil War bandits made the region their home. Among these were the West and Kimbrill clans, which at one time included the Frank & Jesse James, three Louisiana governors were Winnfield natives and grew up here, Huey Long, Oscar K. Allen and Earl Long. Huey Long became governor, U. S. Senator, Oscar K. Allen was elected governor in 1932. Earl Long, the Louisiana Longshot, served in a variety of positions, said to be more than other Louisianan. He was elected governor in 1939,1948 and 1956 and he was elected to Congress in 1960 but died before he could assume office. Winnfield was a producer of salt in the Civil War days. One still exists today in front of the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame, the salt works was located on Saline Bayou. Later the Cary Salt Works started a 840 ft deep mine south of Winnfield, the mine was used by the federal government in Project Coyboy Plowshare Program, Cowboy Event. Between Dec 1959 and March 1960 a series of explosives were set off inside the Carry Salt Works in an unused portion of the mine. The mine later was flooded by an underground river, the mine and all equipment inside was abandoned. The rock quarry operated near or on top of the mine and produced limestone. Winnfield has an elevation of 128 feet, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles, all land. North and west of Winnfield, Saline Bayou, a National Wild and Scenic Rivers System waterway, Winnfield is about a three-hour driving distance from Baton Rouge. As of the census of 2000, there were 5,749 people,2,172 households, the population density was 1,733.4 people per square mile
2. Morris N. Abrams – Morris Newton Abrams was a Louisiana educator who specialized in the field of vocational education. Abrams was born in Winnfield, the seat of Winn Parish in north Louisiana, a son of William Charles Abrams and he was educated in the public schools in rural Sikes in Winn Parish. He thereafter received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, on February 1,1941, Abrams married the former Minnie Louise DeLee of Clinton in East Feliciana Parish, one of the Louisiana Florida Parishes. Their children are Carolyn Sue Reece, Marcia Diane Cox, Doris Celeste Hay, Abrams first teaching assignment was at Friendship High School in the Friendship community of Bienville Parish. He soon moved to Winnfield High School, since Winnfield Senior High School and he left teaching temporarily to serve in the Third Armored Division of the United States Army in World War II. He reached the rank of master sergeant, the division had been activated in 1941 at Camp Beauregard near Pineville, Louisiana. From 1950-1955, he was a professor of agricultural education at Texas A&M University in College Station. In 1955, Abrams returned to Winnfield to serve a year as the Winn Parish school superintendent, then, from 1956–1960, he was professor of vocational agricultural education at his alma mater, LSU. He was from 1960-1962 the director of the LSU School of Vocational Education, much later, LSU-A in 2002 became a four-year institution. Abrams received various awards in his field of educational specialization and he was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Zeta, and Alpha Tau Alpha. Abrams died at the age of fifty-six in Clinton and is interred beside his wife at Clear Creek Methodist Church Cemetery in Felixville in East Feliciana Parish, Morris Abrams Hall at LSU-A is named in his honor. There is also a Morris N. Abrams Scholarship available to students who are dependents of LSU-A faculty or staff
3. A. Leonard Allen – Asa Leonard Allen was an educator, attorney, and member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Louisiana. He served eight terms as a Democrat from 1937 to 1953, having represented the now defunct Eighth Congressional District, Allen was born in a log cabin near Winnfield, the seat of Winn Parish, to Asa L. Allen and the former Sophronia Perkins. He was a brother of Governor Oscar Kelly Allen. He was educated in the Winn Parish public schools and received a degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1914. The next year, he married the former Lottie Mae Thompson, Allen taught in the rural schools of neighboring Grant Parish from 1914 to 1917. He was a principal in schools in Georgetown and Verda near Montgomery, thereafter, he became the superintendent of the Winn Parish system, 1917-1922. He studied law on his own, was admitted to the bar in 1922, and practiced in Winnfield, Allen was a prominent Baptist, who served a stint as vice-president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. He was a Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner and he died in Winnfield on his 78th birthday and is interred at Winnfield Cemetery. In Congress, Allen served as chairman of the Committee on the Census, a loyal member of the Long organization, he did not seek a ninth term in Congress in 1952. Instead, he deferred to George Shannon Doc Long, the brother of the legendary Huey Pierce Long, Jr. and Earl Kemp Long. In 1943, Allen was among the US representatives who opposed the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act, in 1994, Allen was posthumously inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in Winnfield. His brother had been an original inductee a year earlier, Allen died on his 78th birthday. The municipal building in Winnfield is named in his honor
4. Bryant W. Bailey – Bryant William Bailey was a businessman, politician, and journalist who became a leading figure during the 1890s in the short-lived Populist Party in the U. S. state of Louisiana. Bailey was born and briefly educated in Winn Parish to immigrants from Georgia, in October 1890, he moved from his family property to the parish seat of Winnfield to become the manager of a branch store of the local Farmers Union Cooperative Association. By 1894, he was owner of the Bailey Hotel in Winnfield, in 1902, Bailey drilled the first oil well in Winn Parish, a year after the first such structure had been undertaken in the state in 1901 near Jennings in Jeff Davis Parish in southwestern Louisiana. Prior to 1890, like most Louisiana voters at that time, thereafter, he joined the Populist Party, which claimed to represent the common man against the entrenched interests. Soon Bailey emerged as a leader of the Populists. The partys Louisiana branch was organized on October 2,1891, at a convention of delegates from seventeen parishes held in Alexandria, in addition to Bailey, another leading Populist at the founding convention was Hardy L. Brian, a Grant Parish native then residing in Winnfield. The national Populists offered their first presidential nominee in 1892, General James B. Weaver of Iowa, from 1893 to 1907, Bailey edited his Winnfield Comrade newspaper in Winnfield, which became the ancestral home of the Democratic Long political faction. Longism was considered an outgrowth of the early Populist movement, indeed some viewed Huey Pierce Long, in 1898, Bailey was the only Populist delegate to the Louisiana State Constitutional Convention held that year in Baton Rouge. He refused to sign the document, which after ratification remained in effect until 1921. By 1904, the Populist Party had disbanded, in 1908, Bailey was elected to a single term as a Democrat to the office of Winn Parish sheriff. In 1913, after his tenure as sheriff, Bailey began a 20-year stint as vice president, Bailey also worked to establish the Northwest Louisiana Game and Fish Preserve. He obtained state funds to build a dam on Saline Lake. Bailey worked for improved roads and was instrumental in securing the wide city streets of Winnfield. He was influential in removing livestock from municipal streets, Bailey was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic lodge. He and his wife, the former Penelope Dickerson, are interred at the Winnfield City Cemetery, mrs. Bailey died twenty-two days after her husbands death. There is no indication of any children
5. James W. Bolton – For Boltons older son, James Calderwood Bolton, scroll down. James Wade Bolton was a prominent banker, civic leader, and school president in Alexandria, the parish seat of Rapides Parish. Bolton High School in Alexandria is named in his honor, from 1912 until his death in 1936, Bolton was the president of the Rapides Bank and Trust Company, later part of Bank One Corporation. Bolton was born in Winnfield in Winn Parish, Louisiana, to George Washington Bolton and the former Tennessee Wade and his first wife, the former Annie White, died in 1895, after fewer than two years of marriage. On October 21,1896, he married the former Mary Esther Calderwood, there three children were James Calderwood Bolton, Robert Harvey Bolton, and Mrs. Charles L. Brown. Both Bolton sons were bankers too and his father had been the first president of the Louisiana Bankers Association. He sat on the board of trustees for the Peabody Institute in Nashville, for years, Bolton represented Rapides Parish on the Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee. Bolton was a member of the board of trustees of Baptist Hospital in Alexandria and he was a member of the Masonic lodge, a Shriner, and a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. For three decades, Bolton served on the elected Rapides Parish School Board, eighteen of those years as board president, under his leadership, the Rapides system, and particularly Bolton High School, became an educational model for the state. Bolton High School was founded in 1915 in the Garden District of Alexandria on land donated by Bolton, the current facility, a project of the contractor George A. Caldwell of Baton Rouge, opened in 1926, at Boltons prodding, the board established a student loan fund to assist in the education of future teachers. He served in the United States Army during World War I, in 1920, Bolton received the Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From 1921 to 1922, he was a member of the department of the National Bank of Commerce in New York City. Bolton joined his fathers Rapides Bank in Alexandria and he was assistant cashier from 1922 to 1925, vice president from 1925 to 1936, president from 1936 to 1955, and the chairman of the Rapides Bank board from 1956 until his death. From 1944 to 1970, he was the chairman of the Alexandria Civil Service Commission and he was the president from 1964 to 1965 of the LSU Foundation and was instrumental in the founding of Louisiana State University at Alexandria, originally a two-year institution. The LSU-A library is named in his honor, Bolton was active in Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, as president, 1930-1931, chairman of the industrial development division, 1965-1974. From 1933-1934, he was the president of the Louisiana Bankers Association and he was also president in 1935 of the state banking division of the American Bankers Association. Like his parents, he was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, from 1928 to 1953, he served on the executive board of the Louisiana Baptist Convention
6. Harley Bozeman – Harley Bernard Bozeman was a salesman, tree farmer, politician, and historian from Winnfield, Louisiana, who served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1928 to 1929. He was a confidant of Democratic Governors Huey Pierce Long, Jr. and Earl Kemp Long, Bozeman was born at the Montroy Steamboat landing located between Arkadelphia in Clark County and Camden in Ouachita County in south Arkansas. He had two brothers and three sisters, martin and Caroline Bozeman moved their family to Dodson in Winn Parish when Harley was ten years of age. When he was fourteen, they relocated to the larger Winnfield, after leaving high school, Bozeman was a traveling salesman of items such as baking powder, starch, and pharmaceutical supplies. He often was joined by Huey Long in such pursuits, Bozeman served briefly in 1918 the United States Army, but a case of influenza and pneumonia soon returned him to Winnfield. With his pharmacist brother Mike, Bozeman for a time operated the old Winnfield Drug Company, Bozeman returned temporarily to the life of a traveling salesman. In Tyler, Texas, he met and soon married in 1922 Annabell Estes, back in Winnfield, he was sales manager for the Southern Minerals Company until the company quarry was sold in 1923. Harley and Annabell Bozeman had two children, in 1928, newly elected Representative Bozeman was named chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. He introduced a bill for taxpayer-funded textbooks, a change also associated with John Sparks Patton and he soon resigned from the House to become chairman of the Louisiana Tax Commission. In private life, he purchased cut-over timberlands and was one of the first in Winn Parish to have a tree farm. For many years, Bozeman was an observer for the National Weather Service. He subsequently served on the Winnfield City Council, in which capacity he worked to establish the municipally-owned electric system in 1942. A charter member of First Federal Savings and Loan Association in Winnfield, he served on the board of directors until October 1970, Annabell Bozeman was a founder of the Winn Parish Library. Before her death she prodded her husband to begin writing the history that he had lived, in 1956, Bozeman hence launched a series of historical articles which ran in the weekly Winn Parish Enterprise-News-American newspaper under the name Winn Parish As I Have Known It. These articles continued until March 1971, but were sporadic in the last months of his life because of illness, bozemans articles in The Enterprise covered many previously unknown facets of Winn Parish history. He conducted many interviews with old-timers and pored over old manuscripts, letters and he possessed a personal memory of the past, and his work was often accompanied by rare pictures, drawings, maps, and letters. His articles were sometimes entertaining and frequently replete with humor, in addition to his writing, Bozeman helped libraries even beyond Winn Parish to build up their historical files. He became an authority of historical materials
7. P. J. Brown – Collier P. J. Brown Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. He has been voted into the NBA All-Defensive Second Team three times, in 1997,1999 and 2001, and won the NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2004. Brown played four years at Louisiana Tech and averaged 10.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in 121 contests and he left Louisiana Tech as the Bulldogs 2nd all-time leader in blocks with 241, and 5th in rebounds with 1,017. Brown was selected out of Louisiana Tech University with the 29th overall pick in the round of the 1992 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets. However, he elected to play in the 1992–1993 HEBA A1 season in his first year out of college, the Nets made the playoffs in 1994, and Brown appeared in 4 first round playoff games as New Jersey was eliminated by the New York Knicks. That season also featured Brown participating in the 1994 Rookie Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend. In addition to increasing his playing time Brown also increased his scoring average each year, the Nets however did not reach the post-season in both his second and third year with the team. In the 1996 offseason he would sign as an agent with the Miami Heat. Browns defense and rebounding helped the Heat advance in the playoffs, as they defeated the Orlando Magic in the first round in 5 games and New York Knicks in a grueling 7 games series. He was crucial in the games of the playoffs, scoring 12 points with 14 rebounds in the deciding game against Orlando and 18 points with 12 rebounds in a game 5 win at home against the Knicks. This would result in Brown being suspended for the last two games of the series, along with players from the New York bench who intervened. Despite overcoming New York, the team could not overcome the defending champion Chicago Bulls however, Brown averaged 9.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in the playoffs. In the lockout shortened 1998–99 season, Brown was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the 2nd time in his career and averaged a career high 11.4 points a game. The Heat once again won the Atlantic Division but also were once defeated in a stunning first round series in 5 games to the 8th seeded Knicks. Browns role continued in the 1999–2000 season, and the Heat would win in the first round against the Detroit Pistons before facing the Knicks for the fourth straight year, once again, the Heat would fall to their New York rivals in another long and grueling 7 game series. In 2000–01, his first season with the Hornets, Brown was selected to his 3rd NBA All-Defensive Second Team, in 2001–02, he was chosen as the Central Division recipient of the NBA Sportsmanship Award. The Hornets relocated to New Orleans prior to the 2002–03 season, in 2003–04, he was yet again chosen as the Central Division NBA Sportsmanship Award recipient, for the 3rd consecutive season, this time capturing the 2004 NBA Sportsmanship Award. Prior to the 2006–07 season, Brown had played in 999 regular season games, by that time, he was one of 26 players in NBA history to have 8,000 points,7,000 rebounds,1,000 assists and 1,000 blocks