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Lieutenant Governor William Joseph "Bill" Dodd

Elected lieutenant governor in 1948, William Dodd became a key figure in the "Tidewater Dispute," wherein the federal government offered a compromise payment from offshore mineral rights, but Gov. Earl Long rejected the deal, and Louisiana lost everything.

Lieutenant Governor William Joseph “Bill” Dodd

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Lieutenant Governor William Joseph "Bill" Dodd. Unidentified

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