Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2002 Inductee
Bill Dodd

William J. “Bill” Dodd

Bill Dodd was first elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1940. In 1943, he went into the U.S. Army as a Private and left the service as a Lieutenant. He was elected as Lt. Governor in 1948 and served two terms under Gov. Earl Long. In 1968, he was elected as State Superintendent of Education and served until 1972.