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In Memoriam

Retired 23rd JDC Judge Leon J. LeSueur

Retired 23rd JDC Judge Leon J. LeSueur, 83, died Sunday, April 30, 2006. After earning his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 1943, he graduated from the U.S. Army Infantry Officers’ Candidate School, participated in the invasion of Normandy and was awarded the Purple Heart in 1944. He earned his LL.B. from LSU Law School in 1948. While at the university, he was a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal fraternity, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Order of the Coif. He served as law clerk to the late Sam A. LeBlanc, Judge of the Court of Appeal, First Circuit, and later Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and he also served as law clerk to the late Judge Morris A. Lottinger of the Court of Appeal, First Circuit. From 1948 to 1965 he was in the practice of law in Napoleonville before his election to the 23rd JDC bench in 1965. He was reelected without opposition in 1966, 1972, 1978 and 1984. He retired from the bench in 1990. At various times, he was appointed to seats on the 14th, 21st, and 29th JDC benches as well as the Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit and East Baton Rouge Family Court.

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