George W. Jack

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George Whitfield Jack, Sr. (1 November 1875 - 15 March 1924),[1] was a judge of the Shreveport-based United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana from his appointment in 1917 by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson until his death early in 1924. For the preceding four years, he had been the United States Attorney for the same district court.[2] Jack started his legal practice in Shreveport in 1898; from 1910 to 1913, he was the Shreveport city attorney. A native of Natchitoches, Jack in 1898 received his law degree from the Tulane University Law School in New Orleans.[3]

His two sons were important Shreveport lawyers, Whitfield Jack, who served during World War II as a G-2 Intelligence Officer on the staff of General Matthew B. Ridgway,[4] and Wellborn Jack, Sr., who from 1940 to 1964 represented Caddo Parish as a Democrat in the Louisiana House of Representatives.[5]He


  1. ^ Federal Judge's Information
  2. ^ US District Judge's Information
  3. ^ "Judge George Whitfield Jack, Sr.". Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jack 1730, Ireland to North Carolina, March 29, 2003". Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Membership of the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012". Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
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Preceded by
Alexander Boarman
U.S. Federal District Judge, Western District of Louisiana, 5th Circuit
Succeeded by
Benjamin C. Dawkins, Sr.