William Jennings Cleveland, Sr., known as Bill Cleveland (October 19, 1902 — December 16, 1974), was a real estate developer from Crowley, Louisiana, who served as a Democrat from 1944 to 1964 in both houses, consecutively, of the Louisiana State Legislature. Cleveland is best known for having been defeated in his bid for a third term in the Louisiana State Senate by fellow Crowley Democrat Edwin Edwards, a lawyer who subsequently served less than two years in that body but in time became his state's only four-term governor.

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  • William Jennings Cleveland, Sr., known as Bill Cleveland (October 19, 1902 — December 16, 1974), was a real estate developer from Crowley, Louisiana, who served as a Democrat from 1944 to 1964 in both houses, consecutively, of the Louisiana State Legislature. Cleveland is best known for having been defeated in his bid for a third term in the Louisiana State Senate by fellow Crowley Democrat Edwin Edwards, a lawyer who subsequently served less than two years in that body but in time became his state's only four-term governor. From 1944 to 1956, Cleveland represented his adopted Acadia Parish in the Louisiana House of Representatives. From 1956 to 1964, he was a state senator for two terms from Acadia Parish. In the first term, he also represented neighboring St. Landry Parish. In 1959, Cleveland was acting governor for a day for the observance in Baton Rouge by the Men's Goodwill Tour of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Marksville, the seat of government of Avoyelles Parish. Cleveland was a delegate to the 1952 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, which assembled the Stevenson-Sparkman ticket, which won the ten electoral votes of Louisiana that year. He was subsequently an alternate delegate to the 1968 Democratic National Convention, which also met in Chicago to nominate the Humphrey-Muskie slate. However, the Louisiana electoral votes in 1968 went to George Wallace of Alabama on the American Independent Party ticket. (en)
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  • Angelos Chaisson
  • Edward M. Boagni, Jr.
  • Guy C. Gardiner
  • N. C. Petitjean
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  • From first marriage:
  • Children from second marriage:
  • Doris Anne Cleveland Stark
  • Ella Florence Cleveland
  • Stepson Patrick James Barber
  • Thomas William Cleveland
  • William Jennings Cleveland, Jr.
  • Willie Mae "Billie" Cleveland Fulkerson
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  • Thomas E. and Ella Surelle Cleveland
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  • Angelos Chaisson
  • Edward M. Boagni, Jr.
  • Guy C. Gardiner
  • N. C. Petitjean
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  • Woodlawn Cemetery in Crowley, Louisiana
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  • Patricia Williamson Cleveland
  • Willie Mae Dean Cleveland
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  • Louisiana State Senator for Acadia Parish and St. Landry Parish in first term William Jennings "Bill" Cleveland, Sr.
  • Louisiana State Representative for Acadia Parish William Jennings "Bill" Cleveland, Sr.
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  • William Jennings Cleveland, Sr., known as Bill Cleveland (October 19, 1902 — December 16, 1974), was a real estate developer from Crowley, Louisiana, who served as a Democrat from 1944 to 1964 in both houses, consecutively, of the Louisiana State Legislature. Cleveland is best known for having been defeated in his bid for a third term in the Louisiana State Senate by fellow Crowley Democrat Edwin Edwards, a lawyer who subsequently served less than two years in that body but in time became his state's only four-term governor. (en)
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