LT. Governor Lether Edward Frazar
December 1, 1904 - May 15, 1960
Lether Edward Frazar was the Democratic lieutenant-governor of Louisiana from 1956 to 1960.
Lether Frazar was born in DeRidder to Moses Edward Frazar and the former Letha Perkins. Mrs. Frazar died when Lether (named after his mother) was twelve-days-old.
Lether Frazar graduated from Merryville High School. In 1928 he graduated from Southwestern Institute in Lafayette and obtained a Master of Arts from Louisiana State University in 1932. He also obtained his Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York City in 1942.
Lt. Gov. Frazar was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1936 and served one term until 1940. Frazar played a pivotal role in the adoption of the Louisiana teacher retirement law. He also was the second president of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Frazar was the fourth president of McNeese State University. Frazar left McNeese when he was elected Lieutenant-Governor.
When the famous Governor Earl Long had a nervous breakdown and needed an extended period of rest, Lieutenant-Governor Lether Frazar became acting governor.
Lieutenant-Governor Frazar passed away just five days after his term ended. He is interred in Woodlawn cemetery in his native DeRidder.