Cleveland Dear

Cleveland Dear ( born August 22, 1888 in Sugartown, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, † December 30, 1950 in Alexandria, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1937 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Dear Cleveland attended the common schools and then studied until 1910 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. After a subsequent law degree from the same university and its made ​​in 1914 admitted to the bar he began in Alexandria to work in his new profession. During World War II he was a lieutenant in an artillery unit in the U.S. Army. Between 1920 and 1933 acted as Dear District Attorney in the Ninth Judicial District of Louisiana.

Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1932 he was in the eighth election district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the changing in the Senate John H. Overton on March 4, 1933. After a re-election in 1934 he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1937 two legislative sessions. During this time, many of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since 1935, Dear was chairman of the first Election Committee ( Committee on Elections No.. 1).

In 1936, he opted not to run again. Instead, he applied unsuccessfully for his party's nomination for the gubernatorial elections. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Dear first worked as a lawyer again. In 1941 he became a judge in the ninth judicial district of Louiana. This office he held until his death on December 30, 1950 in Alexandria.