List of people from Shreveport


List of people from Shreveport

List of notable people from Shreveport, Louisiana

* Royal Alexander, unsuccessful Republican candidate for Louisiana attorney general, 2007
* Evelyn Ashford, winner of sprint gold medals at the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympics.
* Douglas F. Attaway (1910-1994), publisher of the defunct "Shreveport Journal" from 1957-1976 and former owner of television station KSLA-TV
* K.D. Aubert, American actress and former fashion model
* Kevyn Aucoin, make-up artist and photographer
* Arnaz Battle, NFL player
* Ron Bean (1938-2005), state senator and former helicopter pilot for President Richard M. Nixon
* Harriet Belchic (1928-1999), Republican activist and first woman to receive bachelor's and master's degree in geology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge
* Albert Belle, former Major League baseball Player
* C. J. Bolin (1924-2007), state district judge in Caddo Parish
* John David Booty, Quarterback for the University of Southern California
* Dr. Betsy Boze (Betsy Vogel), Chief Executive Officer and Dean, Kent State University Stark
* Terry Bradshaw, football star
* Kix Brooks, Country musician Brooks and Dunn
* Algie D. Brown (1910-2004), attorney and state representative from 1948-1972
* Roy Brun, district judge and former Republican state legislator
* George A. Burton, former Shreveport city commissioner and pioneer of the Republican Party in Caddo Parish
* James Burton, guitarist
* Pat Carroll, actress and comedian
* Van Cliburn, concert pianist
* Johnnie L. Cochran, famous criminal defense attorney
* Lane Crockett, journalist; entertainment writer and theater/arts critic
* Monroe E. Dodd (1878-1952), pastor of First Baptist Church of Shreveport, 1912-1950, pioneer radio minister, founder Dodd College for Girls
* Forrest Dunn, former state legislator and president of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport
* D. L. Dykes, Jr. (1917-1997), former pastor of First United Methodist Church in Shreveport, 1955-1984
* Josh Booty, former NFL quarterback and MLB third baseman
* Joe Ferguson, football star
* Clyde Fant, mayor of Shreveport from 1946-1954 and 1958-1970
* Herman Farr (1917-2008), one of the first three African Americans to serve on the Shreveport City Council, 1978–1982
* John McWilliams Ford (1880-1965), former mayor (1918-1922) and finance commissioner (1930-1965)
* Frank Fulco (1907-1999), state representative from 1956-1972 and leader of Italian American community in Louisiana
* Tim Greening, humor columnist for the "Shreveport Times"
* Billy J. Guin, former Shreveport city commissioner, Caddo Parish School Board member, and pioneer of the Republican Party in Caddo Parish
* Charlie Hennigan, football player for Houston Oilers
* Gilbert Hetherwick, President and CEO of Sony BMG Masterworks
* Morley A. Hudson (1917-2001), state representative and pioneer of the Republican Party in Caddo Parish
* Sarah Hudson-Pierce, author, book publisher, journalist, television host
* John S. Hunt, III (1928-2005), Monroe attorney, Ruston native, and member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission from 1964-1972 once resided in Shreveport.
* Hurricane Chris, African-American rapper, best known for hit single A Bay Bay
* Antawn Jamison, American basketball player for the Washington Wizards
* Bill Joyce, children's author
* Huddie William Ledbetter ('Leadbelly'), blues guitarist/singer
* David Allen Lee, punter for the Baltimore Colts, 1966-1978
* Lloyd E. Lenard (1922-2008), former Caddo Parish commissioner, businessman, author, and pioneer of Republican Party in Louisiana
* Joshua Logan (1908-1988), Broadway director of "South Pacific" and "Mr. Roberts" was born in Texarkana, Texas, but reared in Shreveport.
* Charlton Lyons (1894-1973), Republican gubernatorial nominee in 1964 and congressional candidate in 1961; Republican state chairman from 1964 to 1968
* Hall M. Lyons (1923-1998), Republican congressional candidate from Lafayette in 1966 and American Party nominee for U.S. Senate in 1972
* Susybelle Lyons (1923-2007), socialite and philanthropist, daughter-in-law of Charlton H. Lyons, Sr.
* Max T. Malone, Republican state senator and businessman
* Jim McCrery, United States congressman from the Fourth District (R)
* James C. McDonald, M.D. (1946-2007), plastic surgeon and medical missionary
* Randle T. Moore, (1874-1957), banker, businessman, lumberman
* Cecil Morgan (1898-1999), state legislator who led impeachment of Huey Pierce Long, Jr., in 1929; later a Standard Oil Company executive
* Taylor W. O'Hearn (1907-1997), late state legislator and pioneer of the Republican Party in Caddo Parish
* Bob Oliver, former Major League Baseball player
* B.F. O'Neal, Jr. (1922-2004), state legislator and pioneer of the Republican Party in Caddo Parish
* Mitchell Parish, lyricist for "Stardust", "Sleigh Ride" and "Stars Fell on Alabama"
* Louis Pendleton, (1931-2007) dentist and civil rights activist
* Harry T. Pringle (1939-2007), petroleum engineer and oil and gas developer in Houston
* Robert G. Pugh (1924-2007), Shreveport attorney, civic leader, gubernatorial advisor
* Norman L. Richardson (1935-1999), "Shreveport Times" journalist known for coverage of hurricanes
* Brittney Rogers, Miss Louisiana 2003
* David B. Samuel (1874-1937), state representative and longtime Shreveport city judge (1916-1937)
* Jean Oliver Sartor (1919-2007), artist influential in establishment of Barnwell Center in Shreveport
* George W. Shannon (1914-1998), former editor of the defunct "Shreveport Journal"
* Virginia Kilpatrick Shehee, first woman to serve in the Louisiana State Senate
* Kenny Wayne Shepherd, blues guitarist
* Andy Sidaris (1931-2007), Hollywood film producer, director, actor, and screenwriter
* Art Sour, late state legislator and pioneer of the Republican Party in Caddo Parish
* Tommy Spinks (1948-2007), football wide receiver at Woodlawn High School, Louisiana Tech, and Minnesota Vikings
* Tom Stagg, U.S. District Court judge
* Hal Sutton, professional golfer
* Stromile Swift, NBA player
* Gregory Tarver, African American city council member and state senator
* Stanley R. Tiner, former editor of the defunct "Shreveport Journal" and executive editor of "The Sun Herald" in Biloxi-Gulfport, Mississippi, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for Hurricane Katrina coverage
* David Toms, professional golfer
* Pattie W. Van Hook (1927-1992), physician, medical school professor, first woman president of the Louisiana State Medical Society
* Wayne Waddell, Republican state legislator and businessman
* Todd Walker, Major League baseball player
* Vernon Wells, Major League baseball Player with the Toronto Blue Jays
* Hank Williams, Jr., Country music singer
* Earl Williamson, long-time Caddo Parish police juror, former mayor of Vivian, confidant of Huey Pierce Long, Jr., and Earl Kemp Long
* Don W. Williamson, retired businessman, former school board president, state representative, and state senator

Other Shreveporters

* Reality television star and singer James Bradford was not born in Shreveport, but moved there at age six and resided there until moving away to attend university. His song "Bayou Refueling Station," which he sang on television, is about Shreveport.

* The noted computer scientist and pioneer in advanced nanotechnology Ken Choy was born in California but spent considerable time in Shreveport. He became a revolutionary force in Silicon Valley's growth and is often seen in the company of Larry Ellison (Oracle CEO), Bill Gates (Microsoft CEO) and Jim Barksdale (former head of Netscape).

* Shreveport was the birthplace of two Louisiana United States senators, Democrats Russell B. Long and J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., who together represented Louisiana from November 1972 - January 1987.

* James C. Gardner (born 1924) was the mayor of Shreveport from 1954-1958 and earlier a state representative. He was a longtime executive with Southwestern Electric Power Co. and ended his political career from 1978 to 1982 as a member of the first mayor-council city council. He has sometimes been called Shreveport's "First Citizen" because of his civic activity.
* Shreveport is the birthplace of many musicians, such as Hank Williams, Jr., famous blues guitarist/singer Huddie William Ledbetter ('Leadbelly'), legendary guitarist James Burton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd blues-rock guitarist. composer Claibe Richardson, master of blues guitar, John Campbell and the home of concert pianist Van Cliburn, winner of the 1958 Tchiakovsky competition.

* Shreveport is the home of football stars Terry Bradshaw, Charlie Hennigan, Joe Ferguson, and former football star and actor Alan Autry, and Albert Belle, a former Major League Baseball player.

* Betsy Boze CEO and Dean of Kent State University Stark (b. September 18, 1953) attended Southfield School and graduated from Byrd High School in 1971.

* Cleveland C. Burton (1921–2008), an Arkansas native and a graduate of Harvard University Law School, practiced in Shreveport for twenty-five years. He successfully defended before the United States Supreme Court the Louisiana law which allows individuals to sue insurance companies directly. A former state assistant attorney general, Burton served on the commission that handles complaints and metes out discipline to judges. He also headed the panel that developed procedures by which indigents charged with felonies can obtain legal services. [ [http://www.legacy.com/shreveporttimes/Obituaries.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=104100634 The Shreveport Times] ]

* Jonathan H. Carter, a North Carolina native, defended Shreveport from Union attack in the Red River campaign of the American Civil War (1864–1865) and became a cotton planter in Bossier Parish thereafter. He died in Virginia in 1887.

* Criminal defense attorney Johnnie L. Cochran (1937–2005), best known for the O.J. Simpson case, born in Shreveport.

* The character actress and comedian Pat Carroll was born in Shreveport in 1927.

* Chris Elrod, Christian comedian and writer was born in Shreveport in 1966. [http://chriselrod.com]

* Shreveport was the home of a father-and-son team of newspaper publishers. Robert Ewing and John D. Ewing were publishers of the "Shreveport Times" from 1908–1931 and 1931-1952, respectively. John Ewing was also an early owner of KWKH Radio.

* Joseph Edward "Joe" Holoubek, M.D., (September 9, 1915 - May 17, 2007) was a founder of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport and an award-winning author of inspirational books. Holoubek chaired the Shreveport Medical Society committee that secured funding for LSUHSCS, the only medical school in North Louisiana. He was later a clinical professor of medicine at the Shreveport facility. A Roman Catholic and a Nebraska native, Holoubek authored nearly fifty articles, book chapters, and books on cardiology, medical ethics, and health care of the clergy. His gospel-based novel "Letters to Luke: From His Fellow Physician Joseph of Capernaum" (2004) won the Writers Digest Award for Inspirational Literature and the Independent Publishers Award for Religious Fiction. [Death of Dr. Holoubek, "Shreveport Times", May 18-19, 2007]

* William Joyce (b. December 11, 1957) is an American author, illustrator, and filmmaker. He currently lives with his wife and their two children in Shreveport.

* Mitchell Parish, who wrote the lyrics to "Stardust", "Sleigh Ride" and "Stars Fell on Alabama" spent his first five years in Shreveport. Sources differ on whether he was born in Shreveport or in Lithuania, from which his parents had recently arrived.

* Robert Parish, Basketball Hall of Famer and Boston Celtics great, was born in Shreveport.

* Jerry Pournelle, Ph.D., born in Shreveport on August 7, 1933, is an American essayist, journalist and science fiction author. For many years, he contributed to "Byte" computer magazine.Fact|date=October 2007

* Kevin Rahm, television and film actor, grew up in Shreveport/Bossier and attended Loyola College Prep and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He maintains residences in Shreveport and Los Angeles.

* Andy Sidaris (1931–2007), a television director, producer, actor, and screenwriter, though a Chicago native, graduated from C.E. Byrd High School and often visited Shreveport long after he had left the city.

* Native Shreveporter Hal Sutton (b. April 28, 1958) is an American golfer and captain of the 2004 American Ryder Cup team.

* Avant-Garde musicians The Residents lived in Shreveport until the middle 1960s, when they moved to San Francisco.

* David Toms is an American PGA golfer and former Ryder cup team member who resides in Shreveport.

* Todd Walker is a free-agent professional baseball player who graduated from Airline High School in Bossier City.

* James Clark, Sr. was a world-class gunsmith. He was best known for inventing the extended slide for the Colt 1911 semi-automatic pistol.

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