Fred James Cassibry

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Fred James Cassibry (September 26, 1918 – July 6, 1996) is a former United States federal judge.

Born in D'Lo, Mississippi, Cassibry received a B.A. from Tulane University in 1941 and an LL.B. from Tulane Law School in 1943. He was in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1944 to 1946. He was then a field examiner for the National Labor Relations Board from 1946 to 1948. He entered private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1948 to 1961, and was a New Orleans City Councilman from 1954 to 1961. He was a judge on the Civil District Court, Parish of New Orleans from 1961 to 1966.

On October 11, 1966, Cassibry was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana created by 80 Stat. 75. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 20, 1966, and received his commission on November 3, 1966. He assumed senior status on March 15, 1984, serving in that capacity until his retirement on April 3, 1987.