Charles M. Poston

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Charles M. Poston, Sr.​

Louisiana State Senator
for Beauregard, Sabine,
and Vernon parishes​
In office
1960​ – 1964​
Preceded by Frank Estes Cole
Succeeded by Bryan Anthony Poston, Sr.​

Born February 14, 1898
Died November 27, 1968 (aged 70)​
Resting place Prewitts Chapel Cemetery in Hornbeck
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Marjorie M. Poston​
Children Bryan Anthony Poston, Sr.​

Charles M. Poston, Jr.
​ Morris O'Neil "Shorty"
Poston, Sr.​

Residence Hornbeck, Vernon Parish, Louisiana
Occupation Railroad employee ​


Religion Southern Baptist

Charles M. Poston, Sr. (February 14, 1898 – November 27, 1968),[1]> was a railroad employee from Hornbeck in Vernon Parish in western Louisiana, who served a single term from 1960 to 1964 as a Democratic state senator for what is now District 30 (Beauregard, Calcasieu, Sabine, and Vernon parishes. At the time, Poston’s constituency did not include the current precincts in Calcasieu Parish.[2]

Poston did not seek a second term in 1964; instead his son, Bryan Anthony Poston, Sr. (1924-2009), a businessman also from Hornbeck, was elected to succeed him. Bryan Poston held the Senate seat from 1964 to 1992, when he retired and was replaced by James David Cain of Dry Creek in Beauregard Parish.[2]

Poston's Senate colleagues included, among others, Jamar Adcock of Ouachita Parish, Cecil R. Blair of Rapides Parish, Jackson Beauregard Davis (1918-2016) of Caddo Parish, Sylvan Friedman of Natchitoches Parish, J. C. "Sonny" Gilbert of Catahoula Parish, Speedy Long of La Salle Paris, B. H. "Johnny" Rogers of DeSoto Parish, and Harold Montgomery of Bossier and Webster parishes.[2]

Poston was married to Marjorie M. Poston (1899–1995), also a railroad employee. In addition to son Bryan, the couple had two other sons, Charles M. Poston, Jr., and Morris O'Neil "Shorty" Poston, Sr. (1926-2018)of Leesville, the seat of government of Vernon Parish.[3]


  1. Charles M. Poston. Retrieved on February 20, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Senate Directory, 1880-Present. Louisiana State Senate. Retrieved on June 20, 2020.
  3. Obituary of Senator Bryan A. Poston, Sr.. The Shreveport Times (October 4, 2009). Retrieved on June 20, 2020.