Judge Sheldon G. Fernandez, 62, died Sunday,
February 27, 2000. He earned his undergraduate
degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1959
and was later inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame.
He received his JD degree from Loyola University Law
School in 1968. At one time he served as an assistant
district attorney for Orleans Parish. An Army
National Guard veteran, he was a member of the District
Judges Association, 4th and 5th Circuit Judges Association,
the Jefferson, Louisiana and American bar associations,
and the Louisiana and American trial lawyers associations.
In 1998, he was named Southeastern Louisiana University
Alumni of the Year.