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Associate Justice James Lea

James Neilson Lea (1815 - 1884)

Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1855-1857
Judge, Louisiana Historic First Judicial District Court (Orleans Parish), 1849-1855


Born in Baton Rouge, November 26, 1815 • Chair of Professor of Civil Law at Washington and Lee College • Nephew of U.S. District Court of Louisiana Judge Samuel Harper • Died in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, October 29, 1884 • Portrait painted by Louise Rogers Jewett