November 12, 1889
William Jayson (Bill) Waggoner was born near the community of Needmore (Lonoke County). Waggoner was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives for the 1915 term. He represented Lonoke County, serving as temporary speaker of the house during his second term, and was also elected to the state constitutional convention before resigning from the Arkansas General Assembly in order to be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War I. After his return, he later served as both prosecuting attorney and circuit judge, being recognized as the longest-serving circuit judge in the state.