Parish Officials


Marshall's and Aldermans - announcing candidacy DeRidder Enterprise 1908

First Police Jury --- appointed by Governor of La 1912
first meeting July 29, 1912

W W Farque, T E Hyatt, Harold Iles, J I Nichols, and J W Tooke

First elected Police Jury --- Jan 9, 1913

J D Robertson - Pres., Isaac Nichols, S N Miller, Wade Nelson, J S Phillips, E M Jacobs, B T Heard - Clerk
J I Nichols - Treas. and L Frusha

First Parish Officers were:

Sheriff - W. A. Martin
Tax Assessor - T. W. Stewart
Clerk of Court - J. H. McMahon
Coronor - Dr. J. D. Frazar   (served 1912 - 1920)
Parish State Legislature - Frank Powell
Superintendent of Education - L. D. McCollister

District Attorney - T A Edwards

Judge - Hon. Winston Overton

Deputy Clerk of the Court - M E Crawford

Grand Jury - seated 1913
E N Lewis, W B Welborn, Jr, Brit Nichols, L N Mazilly, I G Cagle, J W Sanders-foreman, J M Nichols, W A Moses,
C J Dailey, T E Baggett, J E Moore and G W Miller

Tax Assessor - James Henry Cain (1920 - 1928)

DeRidder Old City Hall Corner Stone from 1938:
Mayor:  F M Roberts
Com. of Finance:  J J Steidley
Street Com:  John J West
City Judge:  A R LeCompte

Mayors through the years:
William Sailor 1906 to 1908
Robert Jones 1908 to 1910
J. M. Nichols 1910 to 1912
E. F. Pressley 1912 to 1914
C. C. Davis 1916 to1918
N. A. Jones 1918 to 1922
Nye Patterson 1922 to 1926
W. R. Middleton 1926 to 1934
Mrs. W. R. Middleton 1934
F. Mitch Roberts 1934 to 1940
Cecil Middleton 1940 to 1946
Arsene Stewart 1946 to 1954
F. Mitch Roberts 1958 to 1962
John Wooten 1954 to 1958
F. Mitch Roberts 1958 to 1962
Bob Blankenship 1962 to 1970
Frank Delia Jr. 1970 to 1978
Creighton Pugh 1978 to 1986 -
Gerald Johnson 1986.

Sheriff's through the years:
William Augustine Martin - (1913 - 1920)
Dr John D Frazar    (1920 - 1928)
James Henry Cain (1928 - 1936)

Monette Jones    (1936 - 1944)
William "Bill" Perry   (1944 - 1948)
Paul N Stark    (1948 - 1972)
Bolivar Bishop (1972 - ?)

Fire Chiefs
J B Cooley  (DeRidder)  1936 - 1965

Postmasters:
Deridder
Mrs Cora Sharpless (1907 - 1921)
Victor E Green     (1921 - 1941 & 1944 - 1945)
Mrs Ethel Barrett  (1941 - 1944)
W S Lewis           (1945 - 1957)
Harry B Manning   (1957 - 1973)

A J LaCaze        (1973 - 1984)

DeRidder Volunteer Fire Department 1933
some of them were:
Robert Lyles, Sr --- Fire Chief
Robert Lyles, Jr
Sam Coward
Orville Johnson

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