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Associate Justice Winston Overton

Winston Overton (1870 - 1934)

Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1921-1934
Judge, Louisiana Historic Fifteenth Judicial District Court (Calcasieu Parish, etc.), 1908-1920
City Attorney, Lake Charles, 1899-1907

Born in Marksville, Louisiana, October 4, 1870 • Delegate to the 1921 Louisiana Constitutional Convention and served as chairman of the Judiciary Committee • His father, Thomas Overton, and grandfather, John H. Overton, were Louisiana District Judges • His brother, John H. Overton, was a U.S. Senator • Died in New Orleans, September 9, 1934 • Portrait painted by Ella Miriam Wood