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U.S. District Court in Louisiana

U.S. District Judges for Louisiana, 1812-1909 (may be incomplete!)
Dominic Augustin Hall 1812-13 Dominic Augustin Hall 1813-20 Thomas Bolling Robertson 1825 Theodore Howard McCaleb 1845-49 John Gayle 1849-59 Rufus E. Foster 1909

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1813 Feb 22: Dominic Augustin Hall, resigned.
  • 1820 Dec 19: Dominic Augustin Hall, died in office.

    U.S. District Judges for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1829-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Samuel Hadden Harper 1829-37 Philip Kissick Lawrence 1837-41 Theodore Howard McCaleb 1841-45 Theodore Howard McCaleb 1849-61 Edward Coke Billings 1876-93 Eugene Davis Saunders 1907-09 Carlton R. Beattie 1925 Louis H. Burns 1925-28 Wayne G. Borah 1928-49 Adrian Joseph Caillouet 1940-46 Herbert W. Christenberry 1947-75 Elmer Gordon West 1961-72 Robert A. Ainsworth, Jr. 1961-66 Frederick Jacob Reagan Heebe 1966-92 Edward J. Boyle 1966-81 Lansing Leroy Mitchell 1966-81 Alvin Benjamin Rubin 1966-77 Jack Murphy Gordon 1971-82 Roger Blake West 1971-78 Charles Schwartz, Jr. 1976-91 Morey Leonard Sear 1976-2000 Robert Frederick Collins 1978-93 Adrian Duplantier 1978-94 George Arceneaux, Jr. 1979-93 Patrick Eugene Carr 1979-91 Veronica DiCarlo Wicker 1979-94 Peter Hill Beer 1979-94 A. J. McNamara 1982-2001 Henry Alvan Mentz, Jr. 1982-92 Marcel Livaudais, Jr. 1984-96 Edith Brown Clement 1991-2001 Helen Ginger Berrigan 1994- Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. 1994-2008 Okla Jones II 1994-96 Carl J. Barbier 1998- Kurt D. Engelhardt 2001- Lance M. Africk 2002- Nannette Jolivette Brown 2011- Jane Margaret Triche Milazzo 2011- Donna Sue Morgan 2012-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1837 Jul 19: Samuel Hadden Harper, died in office.
  • 1841 Mar 19: Philip Kissick Lawrence, died in office.
  • 1861 Jan 28: Theodore Howard McCaleb, resigned.
  • 1893 Dec 1: Edward Coke Billings, died in office.
  • 1909 Feb 8: Eugene Davis Saunders, resigned.
  • 1925 Aug 23: Carlton R. Beattie, died in office.
  • 1928 Jun 9: Louis H. Burns, died in office.
  • 1946 Dec 19: Adrian Joseph Caillouet, died in office.
  • 1975 Oct 5: Herbert W. Christenberry, died in office.
  • 1978 Jan 24: Roger Blake West, died in office.
  • 1981 Nov 3: Lansing Leroy Mitchell, took senior status.
  • 1981 Dec 1: Edward J. Boyle, took senior status.
  • 1982 Mar 4: Jack Murphy Gordon, died in office.
  • 1991 Feb 28: Charles Schwartz, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1991 Oct 1: Patrick Eugene Carr, took senior status.
  • 1992 Jul 1: Henry Alvan Mentz, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1992 Aug 26: Frederick Jacob Reagan Heebe, took senior status.
  • 1993 Apr 6: George Arceneaux, Jr., died in office.
  • 1993 Aug 6: Robert Frederick Collins, resigned.
  • 1994 Mar 6: Adrian Duplantier, took senior status.
  • 1994 Apr 12: Peter Hill Beer, took senior status.
  • 1994 Dec 10: Veronica DiCarlo Wicker, died in office.
  • 1996 Jan 8: Okla Jones II, died in office.
  • 1996 Dec 31: Marcel Livaudais, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2000 Oct 31: Morey Leonard Sear, took senior status.
  • 2001 Jun 9: A. J. McNamara, took senior status.
  • 2008 Dec 15: Stanwood R. Duval, Jr., took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Middle District of Louisiana, 1972-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Elmer Gordon West 1972-79 Frank Joseph Polozola 1980-2007 Ralph E. Tyson 1998-2011 James J. Brady 2000-02 Shelly Deckert Dick 2013- John Wheadon deGravelles 2014-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1979 Nov 27: Elmer Gordon West, took senior status.
  • 2007 Jan 15: Frank Joseph Polozola, took senior status.
  • 2011 Jul 18: Ralph E. Tyson, died in office.

    U.S. District Judges for the Western District of Louisiana, 1829-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Samuel Hadden Harper 1829-37 Philip Kissick Lawrence 1837-41 Theodore Howard McCaleb 1841-45 Henry Boyce 1849-61 Aleck Boarman 1881-1916 Benjamin Cornwell Dawkins, Sr. 1924-53 Benjamin Cornwell Dawkins, Jr. 1953-73 Richard Johnson Putnam 1961-75 Nauman Steele Scott 1970-84 Tom Stagg 1974-92 Earl Ernest Veron 1977-90 John M. Shaw 1979-96 John Malcolm Duhe, Jr. 1984-88 Richard T. Haik 1991-2015 Rebecca F. Doherty 1991-2017 Tucker L. Melancon 1994-2009 Dee D. Drell 2003- Patricia Head Minaldi 2003-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1837 Jul 19: Samuel Hadden Harper, died in office.
  • 1841 Mar 19: Philip Kissick Lawrence, died in office.
  • 1861 Feb 19: Henry Boyce, resigned.
  • 1916 Aug 30: Aleck Boarman, died in office.
  • 1953 May 17: Benjamin Cornwell Dawkins, Sr., took senior status.
  • 1973 Aug 6: Benjamin Cornwell Dawkins, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1975 Dec 19: Richard Johnson Putnam, took senior status.
  • 1984 Dec 4: Nauman Steele Scott, took senior status.
  • 1990 Feb 13: Earl Ernest Veron, took senior status.
  • 1992 Feb 29: Tom Stagg, took senior status.
  • 1996 Nov 15: John M. Shaw, took senior status.
  • 2009 Feb 14: Tucker L. Melancon, took senior status.
  • 2015 Mar 6: Richard T. Haik, took senior status.
  • 2017 Jun 5: Rebecca F. Doherty, took senior status.
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