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Rapides Parish
Louisiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Rapides Parish

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Alexandria McNutt Hill Cemetery
  • Forest Hill Butters Cemetery
  • Pineville Alexandria National Cemetery
  • Pineville Center Square
  • Pineville Greenwood Memorial Park
  • Pineville Mt. Olivet Episcopal Cemetery
  • Pineville Rapides Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Rapides Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      James Madison Wells (1808-1899) — also known as J. Madison Wells — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born near Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., January 8, 1808. Governor of Louisiana; U.S. Surveyor of Customs, 1876-79. Catholic. Died in Lecompte, Rapides Parish, La., February 28, 1899 (age 91 years, 51 days). Interment somewhere.
      Presumably named for: James Madison


    Private or family graveyard
    Rapides Parish,
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Joseph Marshall Walker (1784-1856) — of Louisiana. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., July 1, 1784. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1830; member of Louisiana state senate, 1840; Louisiana state treasurer, 1840; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1845; Governor of Louisiana, 1850-53. Died January 21, 1856 (age 71 years, 204 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment at Center Square, Pineville, La.


    McNutt Hill Cemetery
    Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Walter Hampden Overton (1788-1845) — of Louisiana. Born in Virginia, 1788. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Louisiana 3rd District, 1829-31. Died in 1845 (age about 57 years). Interment at McNutt Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Butters Cemetery
    Forest Hill, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Clyde Cecil Holloway (1943-2016) — also known as Clyde C. Holloway — of Forest Hill, Rapides Parish, La. Born in Lecompte, Rapides Parish, La., November 28, 1943. Republican. U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1987-93; defeated, 1980 (8th District), 1985 (8th District), 1992 (6th District), 1994 (7th District), 1996 (5th District), 2002 (5th District); delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1988; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1991; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 2003; member of Louisiana public service commission 4th District, 2009-16; died in office 2016. Died in Forest Hill, Rapides Parish, La., October 16, 2016 (age 72 years, 323 days). Interment at Butters Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Cecil Holloway (1909-2006) and Ever Christina (Barker) Holloway (1912-2006).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Alexandria National Cemetery
    Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Gillis William Long (1923-1985) — also known as Gillis W. Long — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Born in Winnfield, Winn Parish, La., May 4, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1963-65, 1973-85; died in office 1985; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1963; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1964. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Omicron Delta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Lions. Died in Washington, D.C., January 20, 1985 (age 61 years, 261 days). Interment at Alexandria National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Floyd Harrison Long (1883-1951) and Birdie (Shumake) Long (1892-1984); married, June 21, 1947, to Mary Catherine Small; second cousin once removed of George Shannon Long, Huey Pierce Long and Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960); third cousin of Russell Billiu Long and Speedy Oteria Long.
      Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Center Square
    Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Marshall Walker (1784-1856) — of Louisiana. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., July 1, 1784. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1830; member of Louisiana state senate, 1840; Louisiana state treasurer, 1840; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1845; Governor of Louisiana, 1850-53. Died January 21, 1856 (age 71 years, 204 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Rapides Parish, La.; reinterment at Center Square.


    Greenwood Memorial Park
    Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Cleveland Dear (1888-1950) — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Born in Sugartown, Beauregard Parish, La., August 22, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1933-37. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., December 30, 1950 (age 62 years, 130 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Shannon Long (1883-1958) — also known as George S. Long — of Oklahoma; Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La.; Pineville, Rapides Parish, La. Born in a log cabin, Tunica, Winn Parish, La., September 11, 1883. Democrat. Dentist; lawyer; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1920-22; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1948; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1953-58; died in office 1958. Member, Freemasons. Died in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 22, 1958 (age 74 years, 192 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Hugh Pierce Long (1852-1937) and Caledonia Palestine (Tison) Long (1860-1913); brother of Huey Pierce Long (who married Rose McConnell) and Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960) (who married Blanche B. Revere); uncle of Russell Billiu Long; second cousin once removed of Gillis William Long and Speedy Oteria Long.
      Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Harold Barnett McSween (1926-2002) — of Louisiana. Born in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., July 19, 1926. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; writer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1959-63. Died in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., January 12, 2002 (age 75 years, 177 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Olivet Episcopal Cemetery
    Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      John Holmes Overton (1875-1948) — also known as John H. Overton — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., September 17, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; chief counsel defending Huey Long during his 1929 impeachment trial; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1931-33; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1933-48; died in office 1948; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936. Member, Sigma Nu; Phi Kappa Phi; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; American Bar Association; Society of the Cincinnati; Sons of the American Revolution. Died, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 14, 1948 (age 72 years, 240 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Episcopal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Overton (1835-1913; judge) and Laura Elizabeth (Waddell) Overton (1845-1937); married, December 12, 1905, to Ada Ruth Dismukes (1885-1955); uncle of Thomas Overton Brooks (1897-1961); fourth cousin of William Nelson Brown.
      Political family: Overton-Early-Brown-Brooks family of Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Thomas Overton Moore (1804-1876) — of Louisiana. Born in Sampson County, N.C., April 10, 1804. Democrat. Planter; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1848; member of Louisiana state senate, 1856; Governor of Louisiana, 1860-64; delegate to Louisiana secession convention, 1861. Presbyterian. At the end of the Civil War, the military governor of Louisiana ordered his arrest as a Confederate leader; he fled to Mexico and settled in Havana, Cuba. Pardoned by President Andrew Johnson. Died near Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., June 25, 1876 (age 72 years, 76 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Episcopal Cemetery.


    Rapides Cemetery
    Hardtner and Main Streets
    Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1979
    Politicians buried here:
      Josiah Stoddard Johnston (1784-1833) — also known as Josiah S. Johnston — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., November 24, 1784. Democrat. Member of Orleans territorial legislature, 1805; state court judge in Louisiana, 1812; U.S. Representative from Louisiana at-large, 1821-23; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1824-33; died in office 1833. Killed by an explosion on the steamboat Lioness, on the Red River, in Louisiana, May 19, 1833 (age 48 years, 176 days). Interment at Rapides Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Half-brother of Albert Sidney Johnston (1803-1862).
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Johnston-Preston family of Kentucky and Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Randolph Thornton (1846-1917) — also known as John R. Thornton — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Born in Iberville Parish, La., August 25, 1846. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; state court judge in Louisiana, 1878-80; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1898; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1910-15. Member, American Bar Association. Died in 1917 (age about 70 years). Interment at Rapides Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Boyce (1797-1873) — of Louisiana. Born in Londonderry, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), 1797. Lawyer; planter; circuit judge in Louisiana, 1834-39; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, 1849; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, 1849-61; resigned 1861; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1865. Died in Boyce, Rapides Parish, La., March 1, 1873 (age about 75 years). Interment at Rapides Cemetery.
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jesse Atherton Bynum (1797-1868) — of North Carolina. Born in Halifax County, N.C., May 23, 1797. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1823-24, 1827-30; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1833-41. Died in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., September 23, 1868 (age 71 years, 123 days). Interment at Rapides Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Isaac Thomas (1784-1859) — Born in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tenn., November 4, 1784. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1815-17; member of Louisiana state senate, 1823. Died in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., February 2, 1859 (age 74 years, 90 days). Interment at Rapides Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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