Retired 15th JDC Judge Hugh Ellis Brunson, 83, died Tuesday, October 5, 2010. He was a 1949 graduate of Louisiana State University and in 1951 earned his JD from LSU Law School. He also graduated from the United States Air Force’s Air Command and Staff School. A decorated veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he served as Research Specialist with Louisiana Legislative Council, Funding Director of the Indigent Defender Program for Acadia Parish, and as Assistant District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District. In 1976 he took his oath of office as judge of the 15th JDC, where he served until his retirement in 1996. He served as President of the Louisiana District Judges Association and on the Executive Committee of that group. He was a member of the American Judges Association and the National Council of State Trial Judges. He served on the Louisiana Law Institute, the Judicial Ethics Committee, the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Judicial College, the Governor’s Drug Prevention Program, the Children’s Code, The Louisiana Supreme Court Time and Standards Committee, and the Science and Technology Committee of the Judicial Council of the Supreme Court of Louisiana.