Robert P. "Bobby" Waddell

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Robert Paul "Bobby" Waddell, Sr.
Louisiana State Representative for
District 4 (Caddo Parish)
In office
Preceded by V. C. Shannon
Succeeded by Tommy G. Armstrong
Judge, First Judicial District Court in Shreveport, Louisiana
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1948-05-19) May 19, 1948 (age 69)
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Sharon Rains Waddell

Robert Waddell, Jr.
Amanda Elizabeth Waddell
Erin Leigh Armstrong

Addilynn Claire Waddell
Residence Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Alma mater

Louisiana Tech University

Law school missing
Occupation Attorney

Robert Paul Waddell, Sr., known as Robert P. "Bobby" Waddell (born May 19, 1948), has been a judge of the First Judicial District based in Shreveport, Louisiana, since 1990. He holds the Section 3, Division A slot on the court and was unopposed for reelection in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 4, 2008.[1]

From 1980-1990, Waddell was a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in 1983.

In 1987, Waddell's only opponent, former State Senator Cecil K. Carter, Jr., died of a heart attack in his car after he had attended a campaign forum.[2]

Waddell resigned his House seat in 1990 upon his election as a judge. Waddell's interim successor was Republican Tommy G. Armstrong,[3] who had earlier served from 1987 to 1989 as the president of the Caddo Parish Commission, the governing board of Caddo Parish. Armstrong did not seek the District 4 seat in 1992, as the district lines were changed under the 1990 census so that a Republican had little likelihood of winning the post. He therefore ran for the Louisiana State Senate and was narrowly defeated by fellow Republican Ron Bean.[4]

Waddell has been active in fundraising for the museum of the former Mansfield Female College in Mansfield, the seat of De Soto Parish. In 1930, the female college merged into Methodist-affiliated Centenary College in Shreveport.[5]

Waddell is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. He and his wife, the former Sharon Roxanne Rains (born February 21, 1956), have three children, Robert Waddell, Jr., Sharon Elizabeth Waddell, and Erin Leigh Waddell.[6]


  1. ^ "Outright Winners - Will not be on the October 4 ballot because they had no opposition during qualifying"., July 13, 2008. Retrieved May 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ "C. Kay Carter dies", Minden Press-Herald, September 1, 1987, p. 1
  3. ^ "Membership of the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2008" (PDF). Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Louisiana general election returns, November 16, 1991". Retrieved May 1, 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ ""Mansfield Female College: Gala draws 128 to college museum fund drive", December 8, 2005". The Winn Parish Enterprise through Retrieved May 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ People Search & Background Check
Political offices
Preceded by
V. C. Shannon
Louisiana State Representative for District 4 (Caddo Parish)

Robert Paul "Bobby" Waddell, Sr.

Succeeded by
Tommy Gene Armstrong
Political offices
Preceded by
Judge of the First Judicial District in Shreveport, Louisiana

Robert Paul "Bobby" Waddell, Sr.

Succeeded by