Frederick Jacob Reagan Heebe

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United States District Judge Frederick Reagan Heebe

Frederick Jacob Reagan Heebe (August 25, 1922 – August 10, 2014) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Gretna, Louisiana, Heebe received a B.A. from Tulane University in 1943 and was a captain in the United States Army towards the end of World War II, from 1945 to 1946. He received an LL.B. from Tulane Law School in 1949 and was in private practice in Gretna, Louisiana from 1949 to 1958. He was a Parish councilman and vice chairman in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana from 1958 to 1960. He was a judge on the Division B, 24th Judicial District Court, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana from 1961 to 1966.

On February 16, 1966 Heebe was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana vacated by Frank B. Ellis. Heebe was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 25, 1966 and received his commission the following day. He served as chief judge from 1972 to 1992, assuming senior status on August 26, 1992. Heebe died on August 10, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1]