Retired 34th JDC Judge Richard H. Gauthier, 82, died Sunday, July 26, 2015. He attended Notre Dame University from 1950-1952 and graduated from LSU where he received his law degree in 1956. Gauthier served two years active duty in the US Army where he was a Captain JAGC, USAR. He practiced law in Arabi for 10 years before his appointment and subsequent election to the 25th JDC in 1966. In 1979, the 25th JDC split into two districts creating the 34th JDC, where Gauthier served as Chief Judge until his retirement in 1984. An active member of the judiciary, he served as president of the Louisiana District Judges Association.