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Vivian, is a town in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, United States and is home to the Red Bud Festival. The population was 4,031 at the 2000 census. It was founded as a railroad stop in North Louisiana and named after the daughter of an locomotive engineer.[citation needed]
Vivian is part of the Shreveport–Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area.
From 1938-1946 and again from 1962–1966, the Vivian mayor was Earl Williamson, a political mainstay in northern Caddo Parish who also served on the then police jury from 1933–1972 and again from 1979-1980. State law at the time permitted Williamson to occupy both posts. Williamson was succeeded as mayor in 1966 by Jimmy Wilson, a grocer and banker, who served until 1972, when he won his only term in the Louisiana House of Representatives.