State Senator Greg Tarver Sr. was recently inducted into the 2021 Louisiana Political Hall of Fame.
As a young civil rights activist in the 1960s, Tarver served as a Caddo Parish police juror from 1975 to 1978, and was a Shreveport city councilman from 1978 to 1984, prior to being elected to the Louisiana State Senate from 1983-2003. After retiring for eight years, he made an incredible comeback.
As Caddo Parish’s first Black state senator, he has served in the legislature for more than four decades. He serves on the following committees: finance, judiciary B, senate and governmental affairs, vocational and technical education, Senate executive (chairman), Veterans affairs and joint legislative committee on the budget, and natural resources.
He is also CEO of J.S. Williams’ Funeral Home and Insurance Services, his family’s century old business.
Former state Sen. Robert Adley (R-Dist. 36) and former U.S. Rep. Jim McCrery (R-Dist. 4 & 5) joined Sen. Greg Tarver Sr and more than 170 others who have been named to the group since it began in 1987.
The 29th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet, sponsored by the Louisiana Political Museum, was held at the Shreveport Convention Center on June 26, 2021.