Retired 16th JDC Judge Edward A. de la Houssaye, III, 80, died Monday, March 21, 2011. He earned his B.S. degree from LSU in 1951 and then was commissioned as 2nd Lt. from the ROTC. He served two years with Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Air Force, from 1951-1953 during the Korean War, later separating with the rank of 1st Lt. He then attended Tulane School of Law, where he earned his L.L.B. in 1956 and subsequently obtained a JD degree. de la Houssaye set up a private practice in New Orleans, later moving it to Franklin, La., during which time he was appointed First Assistant District Attorney. His practice ended in 1965 when he was appointed judge of Division C, 16th JDC, where he was later elected to serve beginning in 1966 and subsequently reelected until his retirement in 1994. He served by appointment on the First Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is a 1969 graduate of the National College of State Trial Judges, Reno, Nevada. He was involved with a number of civic and professional organizations including service as president of the Louisiana Council of Juvenile Court Judges in 1972 and president of the Louisiana District Judges Association, 1974-1975. He served on the Governor’s Committee on Judicial Salaries and was a member of the committee appointed to revise the juvenile laws and to draft a Juvenile Code for the State of Louisiana.