Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2013 Inductee

Hyram Copeland

Mr. Copeland has been the Mayor of Vidalia since 1992. Prior to being elected mayor he served on the Vidalia Board of Aldermen for 12 years. Mayor Copeland is past-president of the Louisiana Municipal Gas Authority and is a member of the Gas Authority’s Board of Directors and Pricing Committee. He has been a LEPA board member since 1992 and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the newly formed Mississippi River Initiative.