Celebrating 200 Years

The Bicentennial of the Louisiana Supreme Court


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Celebrating 200 years . The Bicentennial of the Louisiana Supreme Courrt 1813-2013


Louisiana Supreme Court Justices



Chief Justice George Eustis

George Eustis (1796-1858)

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Louisiana, March 4, 1839, to May 30, 1839

Chief Justice, March 19, 1846, to May 4, 1853

Born October 10, 1796, in Boston, Massachusetts • Graduated from Harvard College in 1815 • Studied law in The Hague while serving as secretary to his uncle, the United States minister • Moved to New Orleans in 1817, was admitted to the bar in 1822, and established a successful law practice • A Jacksonian Democrat, served as Attorney General 1830-32 • Championed development of higher education in Louisiana, advocating for the founding of the institutions which became Tulane University and its medical school • Appointed judge of the Supreme Court in 1839, but resigned 3 months later because of dissatisfaction with Martin's administration of the court • After reorganization of the court by the Constitution of 1845, was appointed chief justice, serving until 1853 • Earned new respect for the court by increasing efficiency and reducing delays •