Mr. Kalil, the son of immigrant parents from Lebanon, held the mayor’s post from 1970 until 1994. For ten years prior to that, from 1960 until his election as mayor in 1970, he was a member of the Board of Aldermen. Active in state levels as well, Mr. Kalil was a member and leader of the Louisiana Municipal Association, serving in 1974 and 75 as its president. For the remainder of his life, he was a valued member of the LMA Executive Board. In addition, he served on the Louisiana Municipal Retirement System and had been chairman of that board for the past 20 years.
Lamar Bryant – Fishing Rodeo Wed, Jul 14, 1937 – Page 10 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Acele F. Stephens, Mrs. George Wesley Smith of Rayville was the First Elected Female Alderman in Louisiana
Her name was Acele F. Stephens/Smith. She was the wife of a prominent attorney in Rayville who had previously served the town as Mayor. On several of her campaign cards and letters in the paper, her candidate name was actually listed as Mrs. George Wesley Smith.
The following column, which ran in the August 10th, 1902 publication of the Shreveport Times, page 6. Special to the Times. Rayville – Glowing Description of the Town’s Prosperity Rayville, La., Aug 9 –… Read More