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Associate Justice Henry M. Spofford

Henry Martyn Spofford (1821 – 1880)

Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1854-1858
Judge, Louisiana Historic Eighteenth Judicial District Court (Caddo Parish), 1852-1854
District Attorney, Louisiana Historic Seventeenth Judicial District (Caddo Parish), 1850-1852


Born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, September 8, 1821 • Co-authored The Louisiana Magistrate, and Parish Officers’ Guide with his law partner, Historic Eighteenth District Court colleague Judge Edward Olcott • Elected but never seated to the U.S. Senate • Died in Red Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, August 20, 1880 • Portrait artist unknown