Senator John H. Boone Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Senator John H. Boone
The subject of this sketch was born at the old town of Sparta,
in Bienville parish, November 7, 1871. His parents were Judge J.
T. and C. L. Boone, members of old and estimable families. His
father was a prominent figure in the polities of this parish and
state for many years and occupied important public positions.
The early years of John H. Boone's life were spent on a farm. In
1888 the family moved to Mt. Lebanon where he attended Mt.
Lebanon College, and being an earnest and hard-working student
he secured an education sufficient to enable him to enter his
chosen profession. After concluding his college course he taught
public schools and at Mt. Lebanon College years for two.
In 1899 he was admitted to the bar and practiced law in
Bienville parish until 1901 when he came to Many, forming a
partnership with Judge Don E. SoRelle. Upon Mr. SoRelle's
election as district judge in 1908, the firm was dissolved, but
the partnership was resumed during the present year.
Mr. Boone is not only a hard-working lawyer, but has always
taken an active and patriotic interest in the material welfare
of the parish, and is a firm exponent of every move for the
uplift of the people morally and intellectually. His popularity
among the people is amply attested by the fact that they have
elected him to every position for which he has offered. He
served several years as mayor of Many, and on being elected a
member of the Parish School Board he was unanimously chosen as
the presiding officer of that body, and filled these positions
In 1912 he was elected a member of the State Senate from
the district composed of the parishes of DeSoto, Sabine and
Vernon and has rendered his district and state splendid
services. It is a safe prediction that among the young lawyers
of West Louisiana no one has a more promising future, in any of
the endeavors which a lawyer is privileged to make, than Senator
He was married, December, 1899, to Miss Minnie D. King, an
accomplished young lady of Mt. Lebanon, and they have a moat
interesting family. Senator Boone is vice president of the
People's State Bank of Many and owns a cozy home here.
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.