George W. Jack

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George Whitfield Jack, Sr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
In office
March 16, 1917 – March 15, 1924
President Woodrow Wilson
Preceded by Alexander Boarman
Personal details
Born (1875-11-01)November 1, 1875
Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA
Died March 15, 1924(1924-03-15) (aged 48)
Shreveport, Caddo Parish
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Emily Roberta Pegues Jack (married 1900-1924, his death)
Relations William Pike Hall, Sr. (nephew)

Pike Hall, Jr. (great-nephew)

Children Five children, including:

Elizabeth Jack
Whitfield Jack
Wellborn Jack

Alma mater Tulane University Law School
Occupation Lawyer

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 and thereafter in the United States Army Reserve,[4] and Wellborn Jack, Sr., who from 1940 to 1964 represented Caddo Parish as a Democrat in the Louisiana House of Representatives.[5]

Jack and his wife, the former Roberta Stuart Pegues, had a daughter, Elizabeth Jack (1901-1912), born in Mansfield, who was killed at the age of eleven when she fell from a horse that she was exercising on Fairfield Avenue in Shreveport. She was pronounced dead upon reaching a nearby hospital.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Judge's Information
  2. ^ US District Judge's Information
  3. ^ "Judge George Whitfield Jack, Sr.". findagrave.com. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jack 1730, Ireland to North Carolina, March 29, 2003". genforum.genealogy.com. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Membership of the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012: Caddo Parish" (PDF). legis.la.gov. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Elizabeth Jack: A Deplorable Accident". The Shreveport Caucasian. December 1, 1912. p. 1. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Alexander Boarman
U.S. Federal District Judge, Western District of Louisiana
1917-1924
Succeeded by
Benjamin C. Dawkins, Sr.