7th JDC Judge W.C. Falkenheiner died Tuesday,
December 7, 2002. He enterd Louisiana State University
in 1940 and was called to active duty with his R.O.T.C.
class in 1943 and served in the U.S. Army until released
in March of 1946. While in the Army, he served
in Europe and was awarded three campaign ribbons, the
Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medals. After his
release from the Army, he reentered LSU, receiving his
undergraduate degree in 1947 and his L.L.B. degree in
1948. He was in the private practice of law from
1948 until his recall to active duty U.S. Army during
the Korean War, 1950-1952, where he served as a Captain.
He served eight years on the Board of Commissioners,
5th Louisiana Levee District, 1958-1966, and was elected
District Attorney in 1966 for the Seventh Judicial District,
Catahoula and Concordia Parishes. Reelected in
1972, he served there until his election to the 7th
JDC bench, where he took his first oath of office in
1979. Reelected to that seat in 1984, he served
there until his retirement in 1990.