Retired 28th JDC Judge Edwin R. Hughes, 78, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Judge Hughes served in the Army during World War II before attending Indiana University where he earned his BA in Government in 1960. He began the practice of law upon completion of his JD degree from Tulane Law School in 1963. Judge Hughes was elected to the 28th JDC bench in 1972 and served there until 1984, when he was appointed a Federal Immigration Judge for Oakdale, Louisiana and Dallas, Texas where he served until 2006. Judge Hughes was a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, the American Judicature Society, and the National Council of Juvenile Court Judges. He also served as Post Commander of VFW Post #5002 in Jena, Louisiana, and President of the Jena Kiwanis.