Judge Leo B. Blessing, 90, Orleans Parish Juvenile
Court, Division B, died on January 13, 2001, less than
a month before his 91st birthday. He was a 1931 graduate
of Loyola University and received his Juris Doctor degree
from Loyola University Law School in 1933. He began
the private practice of law in 1933. He served the U.S.
District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
from 1942-1948 as a Federal Probation Officer. He was
first elected as judge of the Juvenile Court in 1948
and was re-elected in 1956, becoming Senior Judge of
the Juvenile Court in 1960. He was re-elected in 1964
and 1970 and retired on January 1, 1979.