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Associate Justice Albert Tate, Jr.

Albert Tate, Jr.
(1920 – 1986)

Judge, Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, 1954-1960

Judge, Louisiana 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, 1960-1970

Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court,
March 24-December 15, 1958; 1970-1979

Judge, United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-1986


Born in Opelousas, Louisiana • Graduated, Yale University, 1942 • J.D., Yale University Law School, 1947 • Certification from Louisiana State University Law School and admitted to the Bar, 1948 • Special Agent, U.S. Army, Far East, 1942-1945 • Private practice in Ville Platte, 1948-1954 • Finished Assoc. Justice Harold Moise’s term on the La. Supreme Court in 1958 • Professor of Law, LSU Law School, 1967-1968 • Faculty Chairman, Intermediate Appellate Judges Seminar, Institute of Judicial Administration, New York University, 1965-1986 • Numerous memberships and leadership positions on national and state committees, foundations, councils, and organizations devoted to appellate justice • Chairman, Judicial Planning Council for the State of Louisiana, 1976-1979 • Chairman, Rules Revision Committee, Louisiana Supreme court; Louisiana Conference of Court of Appeals Judges, Vice Chairman, 1962-1967 and Chairman, 1967-1970 • Louisiana Law Institute, 1962-1970 • Member of the Judicial Council of Louisiana Supreme Court, 1960-1970 • Louisiana Judicial Commission Chairman, 1968-1970 • Delegate to Louisiana Constitutional Convention, Chairman, Style and Drafting, 1973 • an author of over 63 legal articles and the author of a legal textbook and a legal bibliography • Recipient of numerous honors and awards which reflected his passion for the law, teaching, debate, legal writing, and joie de vivre • Louisiana Supreme Court loaned his portrait to Loyola Law School in 1959