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Notable People

  • Malouf Abraham, Jr., a retired allergist and art collector from Canadian, Texas, was stationed at Barksdale A.F. B. in the middle 1960s.
  • Robert Adley is a Bossier City native and businessman who is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate. A former Democrat, Adley also served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1980-1996. He resides in the parish seat of Benton.
  • Robert E. "Bob" Barton, former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (1996–2000)
  • Walter O. Bigby, attorney; member of the Louisiana House (1968–1979), called the "Dean of the House"
  • Sherry Boucher, former Hollywood actress and Realtor in Bossier Parish
  • Henry Burns is a freshman Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 9 (Bossier Parish). He owns the Wooden Spoon bakery in Bossier City. A Haughton resident, he is a former member of the Bossier Parish School Board.
  • George Carlin was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base and held a job in Shreveport.
  • Herman "Wimpy" Jones, a state senator from 1956–1960, also served briefly on the Bossier City Council and Planning Commission and operated the Southern Kitchen restaurant.
  • Jared Leto was born in Bossier City on December 26, 1971. He is an actor (featured in various movies such as Requiem for a Dream, Lord of War, Fight Club, Mr. Nobody and American Psycho, among others) and is also the frontman and rhythm guitarist of the popular hard rock band 30 Seconds to Mars.
  • Shannon Leto, drummer of 30 Seconds to Mars and older brother of Jared Leto, was born in Bossier City on March 9, 1970.
  • Fred L. Lowery, pastor of First Baptist Church of Bossier City since 1983
  • Judi Ann Mason, born and reared in Shreveport-Bossier, Hollywood screenwriter and producer, wrote "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit"
  • Billy Montgomery, though a native of Natchitoches, represented parts of Bossier Parish in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1988-2008. He is a Democrat-turned-Republican.
  • Enoch T. Nix, banker, member and president of the Louisiana State Board of Education
  • Rupert Peyton, journalist, historian, former Louisiana state representative from Caddo Parish
  • Alex Porteau, a professional wrestler who worked for both WWE and WCW, was born in Bossier City in 1969.
  • O. E. Price, municipal, district, and state appeal court judge from Bossier City
  • Buddy Roemer, former United States Representative from Louisiana's 4th Congressional District (1980–87) and Governor of Louisiana (1988–92)
  • Charles E. Roemer, II, former Louisiana commissioner of administration; planter and businessman, father of Buddy Roemer
  • B.J. Ryan is a closer in Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays of the American League. Previously, Ryan played for the Cincinnati Reds (1999) and Baltimore Orioles (1999–2005).
  • Jeffrey D. Sadow, political scientist, columnist, professor at Louisiana State University in Shreveport
  • Eddy Shell was in 1967 a founding faculty member Bossier Parish Community College and a Republican member of the Bossier Parish Police Jury from 1992 until his death.
  • Jane H. Smith is the first woman principal, school superintendent, and state legislator from Bossier Parish.
  • Jeff R. Thompson, state representative; successor to Jane Smith
  • David Toms, a professional golfer, graduated from Airline High School.
  • Lorenz Walker is the Mayor of Bossier City.
  • Todd Walker, a professional baseball player, graduated from Airline High School.
  • Randy Walker, a professional American football player who played for the Green Bay Packers in 1974, graduated from Bossier High School and later Northwestern State University. Walker still holds many punting/kicking records at both schools.
  • V.V. Whittington was the president of defunct Bossier Bank and Trust Company and a Louisiana state senator from 1928–1932.

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