4th Circuit Court of Appeal Judge William V. Redmann,
77, died Monday, May 23, 2005. He earned both his undergraduate
and Juris Doctor degrees from Loyola University, a master’s
degree in philosophy from Notre Dame University and
pursued graduate work in law from Tulane University.
He spent a year as trial attorney with the Justice Department
in Washington, D.C., under its first honor graduate
recruitment program. Admitted to practice law in 1953,
he served three years as executive counsel to Gov. John
McKeithen before being appointed to a newly-created
4th Circuit judgeship in 1968. In 1970, he was elected
without opposition to a seat on the 4th Circuit for
a full term. He was re-elected in 1982 and served until
1987 when he left the bench for health reasons. He also
taught at Loyola Law School from 1957 until his appointment
to the 4th Circuit bench, and again taught in the late
1980s. He was a member of the Louisiana State, New Orleans
and American Bar Associations, the American Judicature
Society and the Institute of Judicial Administration.
In January of 2005 he received the St. Ives Award from
the Loyola Law Alumni Association, presented annually
to the Loyola School of Law graduate who has volunteered
services to the law school or university.