Louis Bedford
Pronouns
He/Him
Year
2021
Chapter
Position
Voting Rights Lawyer / Entrepreneur

Louis Bedford IV, born in Lubbock, Texas, to Angela and Louis Bedford III, is a Texan through and through. He was raised in Dallas and graduated from the School for the Talented and Gifted at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center in 2011. The eldest of two children, Louis IV had to mature quickly as his mother suffered from chronic ailments such as heart attacks, strokes, and congestive heart failure. With these trials and tribulations, Louis IV learned the art of perseverance from his mother and from his grandfather, the first Black Judge of Dallas County. After graduating from high school, Louis went on to graduate from New York University, where he majored in Sports Management, studying the intersections between sports and education. After he finished his undergraduate degree, he studied at the University of Texas School of Law where he earned a juris doctorate degree in 2018. During that time, he fostered his love for Civil and Human Rights. Once he completed his academic career, he continued his passion for civil advocacy, working with a child welfare, education equity, and voting rights in Illinois and Texas. Additionally, he has worked for a members of the Texas State Senate and the United States House of Representatives, where he learned the importance of asking those in need how he could help, rather than stating what he could provide. He is a proud entrepreneur who founded a nonprofit, started a business, and is in the process of writing a children’s book. He has shown a tireless commitment to uplifting and empowering people who are systemically disenfranchised and forgotten. By working in these fields, he hopes to bring accountability, justice, and equity.