Retired 19th JDC Judge Frank J. Saia, 61, died Monday, June 19, 2006. He earned his undergraduate degree from LSU in 1967 and his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law in 1970. He served as Chief Public Defender for East Baton Rouge Parish and served as Assistant District Attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish. In 1983, he was elected to the 19th JDC and was reelected without opposition in 1985 and 1991 before his retirement in 1996. Following his retirement from the bench, he maintained a private practice until his passing.