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Associate Justice Robert Kennon

Robert Floyd Kennon
(1902- 1988)

Mayor, City of Minden, Louisiana, 1925

District Attorney, Parishes of Bossier and Webster,

Judge, Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal, 1940

Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1945-1947

Governor, State of Louisiana, 1952-1956

Born in Dubberly, Louisiana • Graduate of Louisiana State University, 1923 • J.D. from LSU School of Law, 1925 • Elected to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal in 1940, but did not assume the position as a result of his WWII military service which began in 1941 • Served in the U.S. Army with distinction and ended his military career with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, 1945 • Appointed to the Louisiana Supreme Court by Governor Jimmie Davis, 1945 • Entered state-wide electoral politics in 1947 • Notable gubernatorial achievements included reinstatement and protection of the state civil service; support for New Orleans’ Home Rule Charter and a stab at prison reform for Angola State Prison • Following his years of public service, he re-entered the private practice • Died at the age of 85, and is interred in the Young Family Cemetery in Port Hudson in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana