Retired 36th JDC Judge Herman I. “Buddy” Stewart, 71, died Sunday, February 27, 2011. He earned his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University in 1961 and his JD from LSU Law School in 1964 where he was a member of the Law Review. From 1964-1965 he clerked for the late Judge J. Cleveland Fruge at the Third Circuit Court of Appeal. He then practiced law with the firm of Kay & Stewart from 1965-1990 and continued thereafter as a solo practitioner. He served as City Attorney/City Prosecutor from 1970-1974 and attorney for the Industrial Development Board for DeRidder from 1972-1978. He also served as the attorney for the Housing Authority for the City of DeRidder. Elected to the bench in 1996, Judge Stewart served on Division B until his retirement in 2008.