Jane Margaret Triche-Milazzo

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Jane Triche-Milazzo
Jane Margaret Triche Milazzo.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 12, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Mary Lemmon
Personal details
Born (1957-03-02) March 2, 1957 (age 57)
Napoleonville, Louisiana, U.S.
Alma mater Nicholls State University
Louisiana State University, Baton Rogue

Jane Margaret Triche-Milazzo (born March 2, 1957)[1] is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Early life and education[edit]

A native of Napoleonville, Louisiana,[2] Triche-Milazzo earned a bachelor's degree in 1977 from Nicholls State University.[3] She then earned a law degree in 1992 from Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Triche-Milazzo began her career as an elementary school teacher.[3] She then began working in 1986 as a paralegal for a Napoleonville, Louisiana law firm.[2][3] In 1989, she shifted to being a law clerk while attending law school.[3] From 1992 until 1998, she served as an associate at her family's law firm, and from 1998 until 2008, she was a partner in that firm.[3]

In 2008, Triche-Milazzo was elected a state district judge in Louisiana.[3]

Nomination to federal district court[edit]

On March 16, 2011, President Obama nominated Triche-Milazzo to fill a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana that had been vacated by Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon, who took senior status in January 2011.[4]

On October 11, 2011, the United States Senate voted to confirm Triche-Milazzo in a 98-0 vote. She received her judicial commission the following day.

Personal[edit]

Triche-Milazzo is married to John W. Milazzo, Jr. and is the daughter of former Louisiana politician Risley C. Triche and Clara Triche of Napoleonville, Louisiana.[5] Their children are Anne Perque Schmidt, Richard G. Perque, Jerome F. Perque, and K. Joseph Perque, Jr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://landrieu.senate.gov/mediacenter/upload/02032011jolivette-brownletter.pdf
  2. ^ a b McIntyre, Wade (March 17, 2011). "Triche-Milazzo nominated for Federal District Court Judge". The Gonzales Weekly Citizen. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (March 16, 2011). "President Obama Nominates Two to the United States District Court". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (March 16, 2011). "Nominations Sent to the Senate". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.23rdjdc.org/DivisionD.aspx
Legal offices
Preceded by
Mary Lemmon
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
2011–present
Incumbent