Retired Orleans Civil District Court Judge George C. Connolly, Jr., 89, died Monday, March 26, 2018. He earned his A.B, LL.B, and BBA degrees from Loyola University in 1947, 1950, and 1952. He was appointed as Commissioner of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans by the court’s judges in 1961, named judge ad hoc in 1968, and appointed judge, Division J, by Governor John J. McKeithen in 1970. He served there until his retirement in 1996. Connolly served in the Louisiana National Guard for 37 years, he was awarded the U.S. Army Commendation Medal, U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, and the Selective Service Award while serving as director of selective service for the State of Louisiana. He coauthored The History of the Courts in the Parish of Orleans with Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter H. Hamlin.