M. B. Woodward
|M. B. Woodward|
1910 – 1919
|Preceded by||Ewald Max Hoyer|
|Succeeded by||T. M. Yarbrough|
|Born|| Dates of birth and death unknown|
|Political party||Democrat |
|Children||Mrs. Neill Albert Yarborough, Sr.|
M. B. Woodward was the second mayor of Bossier City in northwestern Louisiana, with service extending from 1910 to 1919. About 1896, the Woodwards were among the first families to move to Bossier City. He was the manager of Southland Cotton Company. Woodward was elected mayor to succeed Ewald Max Hoyer, the appointee of Governor Newton Blanchard and the founding mayor at the time Bossier City was incorporated as a village. It did not become a town until the middle-1920s.
Little is available on Woodward's life. A son-in-law, Neill Albert Yarborough, Sr. (1893-1925), a member of the Louisiana State Police, was shot to death in the line of duty by a fugitive, Joe Airey, whom he had sought to arrest while the suspect was hiding out in a house. Upon Woodward's death, a mob lynched Airey and riddled him with bullets. 0 Woodward was succeeded as mayor by T. M. Yarbrough, no relation to Colonel Yarborough, despite the similarity of the names.
- Louise Stinson (1976). Bossier City History. Retrieved on February 24, 2015.
- Oral History Interview Retired Colonel Neill A. Yarborough. bossier.pastperfect-online.com. Retrieved on February 24, 2015.
- Neill A. Yarborough, Sr.. Findagrave.com. Retrieved on February 24, 2015.