20th JDC Judge Wilson R. Ramshur, 65, died
Saturday, January 7, 2006. He earned his undergraduate
and Juris Doctor degrees from Louisiana State University,
where he was a member of LSU Law Review from 1971 -
1973 and a member of the Order of the Coif. He served
as clerk for Louisiana Supreme Court Justice John A.
Dixon during the 1973-1974 term of the court, and served
as clerk for Justice ad hoc William T. Bennett, First
Circuit Court of Appeal in 1976. He was a public defender
in the 20th Judicial District from 1976-1978 and a member
of the 20th Judicial District Indigent Defender Board
from 1976-1978 and served as chairman from 1979-1982.
A former president of the Feliciana Bar Association.
He was first elected to the 20th JDC bench in 1982 and
served there until his retirement in 2002. He was reelected
without opposition to that seat in 1984, 1990 and 1996.
In 1994, he was appointed chairman of the Judiciary
Commission of Louisiana.