Retired 37th JDC Judge Ronald L. Lewellyan, 71, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017. He earned his BA degree in pre-law from Northeastern Louisiana University in 1970 and his JD degree from Louisiana State University in 1971. He was a partner in the firm of Burns and Lewellyan in Columbia from 1972-1975 and in the firm of McKeithen, Burns, and Lewellyan from 1976 to 1977. He served as Administrative Assistant District Attorney for the 28th JDC from 1973 to 1976. In 1978, at the age of 31, he was elected to the 37th JDC becoming the state’s youngest district court judge. He served there until his retirement in 2002. In retirement Lewellyan served as an ad hoc judge on assignments for the Louisiana Supreme Court.