Retired 24th JDC Judge Frank V. Zaccaria, 82, died Friday, May 11, 2007. He was appointed to the bench in 1966 by Governor John McKeithen before being elected to three additional terms to the 24th JDC, where he served as chief judge from 1976-1977. After his retirement in 1985, he continued his judicial service as an ad hoc judge in various courts from 1986 - 1998. His legal career began after serving in the Army during World War II, when he graduated in 1950 from Tulane Law School. He was in the private practice of law for 16 years before his appointment to the bench. An avid outdoorsman, he was a member of a number of professional, civic and cultural organizations.