Celebrating 200 Years

The Bicentennial of the Louisiana Supreme Court


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Louisiana Supreme Court Justices



Associate Justice Albert Voorhies

Albert Voorhies
(1829 – 1913)

Judge, Civil District Court, Orleans Parish, 1887-1892

Louisiana House of Representatives, 1876-1878

Louisiana Senate, 1872-1876

Louisiana Lieutenant Governor, 1865-1867

Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1859-1865

Judge, Louisiana
Historic Fourteenth Judicial District Court (St. Martin Parish), 1853-1859

Born in Lafayette, Louisiana • Attended Law School of Transylvania in Lexington, Kentucky • Married Marie Leontine Durand (1847) and raised 11 children in St. Martinville, Louisiana • Succeeded his father, Associate Justice Cornelius Voorhies, at the Louisiana Supreme Court • Youngest justice at age 30 • Served in Confederate Army, as Judge Advocate General for the Trans-Mississippi Dept. • Authored several compilations of Louisiana laws • Was Lieutenant Governor during the Mechanics Institute Riot, 1866 • Died in New Orleans, January 20, 1913, the same day as his son William, and is buried at St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery • Life-size oil painting of Voorhies presented to Louisiana Supreme Court in 1914, but it has been on loan to Louisiana State University Law School since 1959