Ted Major
At Large
Baton Rouge

Ted Major, a native of Clinton, Louisiana is a graduate of Southern University where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Vocational Agriculture with a minor in Agronomy.

In 1981 he obtained his Real Estate License. Ted worked for Century 21 Citywide Realtors for four years and Dick Brien Real Estate for four years. He obtained his Broker’s License in 1984. He also obtained property and casualty and health and life insurance licenses. 1989 he opened the Major Agency Real Estate Company. He also worked eight and a half years for Western Electric and 28 years for BASF Corporation in which he was also an instructor.

Ted served as President of the Baton Rouge Association of Real Estate Brokers where he was involved in assisting low to moderate income families with obtaining mortgage financing. He was awarded the Local Board President of the Year Award by NAREB in Atlanta, Georgia in 1998. He hosted Home Buyers seminars to educate, prepare, and familiarize clients with the process of becoming homeowners.

He served as the first Real Estate instructor for Mid-City Redevelopment and Founded the Inner-City Community Coalition, which allowed him the opportunity to host home buyers classes to participants at no cost. Ted has three children, Theodore, Tosh, and Tonya, and is married to Shire’ Wade Major.


  • August 1989 – Present: Broker/Owner, The Major Agency
  • December 2006 – Present: Pastor, New Philadelphia Baptist Church
  • 1998 – Present – Fannie Mae Broker


  • Bachelor of Science – Southern University
  • Western Electric Courses – New Orleans, LA, Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, and Dublin, Ohio
  • GRI
  • Master of Theology – River City Bible College
  • Doctorate of Theology – River City Bible College


  • Past Member of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity
  • Past Member of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge
  • Past President of Baton Rouge Association of Real Estate Brokers, three terms
  • Member of NAR and NAREB
  • Pastor of New Philadelphia Baptist Church, 13 years
  • Past Chairman, Deacon Board, New Philadelphia Baptist Church
  • Past Director, Inner City Community Coalition, Inc.
  • Past President, East Feliciana Ministers Conference

Board Appointments/Committees:

  • Research Park Corporation
  • Private Industry Council
  • Workforce Investment Board
  • Mayor Bobby Simpson Transition Team
  • Mayor Sharon W. Broome Transition Team
  • Mayor Sharon W. Broome RDA Board of Directors (Build Baton Rouge)