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Louisiana Supreme Court Justices



Associate Justice J. Cleveland Fruge

Joseph Cleveland Frugé
(1900 - 1991)

Louisiana Legislature, 1928-1930

Assistant District Attorney, Thirteenth Judicial District, 1930-1935

Judge, Louisiana District Court for the Parish of Evangeline, 1935-1954

Associate Justice
Ad Hoc, Louisiana Supreme Court,
September 8, 1949 -December 12, 1949

Judge, Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal, 1960-1979

Born near Basile, Louisiana (formerly St. Landry Parish, now Evangeline Parish) • Attended St. Charles College, Grand Coteau, Louisiana and St. Paul’s College, Covington, Louisiana • Graduate of Loyola Law School, 1922 • Engaged in private practice until he began his public service and judicial career • As a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, he chaired the committee which recommended the creation of the Judicial Council of the Supreme Court and served as the Council Secretary for many years • Served on the Council of the Louisiana Law Institute • Organized the Louisiana District Judges Association, 1946, and served as the group’s 1st President; subsequently its Secretary-Treasurer • He was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court upon the retirement of Chief Justice Charles O’Nielll • His judicial career included two other temporary appointments to the Louisiana Supreme Court in addition to serving as ad hoc judge on the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal, service by special assignment as a District Judge for the 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 25th, 27th, and 31st judicial districts and appointments to the Criminal Court and Juvenile Court, Parish of Orleans