Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2004 Inductee

William R. Boles

Born in Rayville, “Billy” Boles attended Northeast Louisiana University, Louisiana Tech and served as Student Body President while attending LSU Law School. He was elected as the State Senator for Richland, Franklin and Catahoula parishes in 1952. He was one of the youngest state senators ever to serve, being elected at the age of 24. He is the co-founder of what is now known as Regions Bank of North Louisiana.