List of Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court

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Following is a list of former Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court and their years of service.

Territory of Orleans (1804–1812)[edit]

(three judges)

State of Louisiana (1813-Present)[edit]

Constitution of 1812[edit]

(three to five judges appointed by the governor)

Constitution of 1845[edit]

(three associate justices and one chief justice)

Constitution of 1852[edit]

(four associate justices elected in districts and one chief justice elected at-large)

Constitution of 1864[edit]

(four associate justices and one chief justice appointed by the governor for 8 year terms)

Constitution of 1879[edit]

(four associate justices and one chief justice appointed by the governor for 12 year terms)

Constitution of 1898[edit]

(five justices appointed by the governor, with the chief justice determined by time in service)

Constitution of 1913[edit]

(five justices elected by the people, with the chief justice determined by time in service)

Constitution of 1921[edit]

(seven justices elected by the people, with the chief justice determined by time in service)

Constitution of 1974[edit]

(seven justices elected in single-member districts after reapportionment by legislation effective in the year 2000; the chief justice is determined by time in service)

References[edit]

  • Celebration of the Centenary of the Supreme Court of Louisiana by Henry Dart (1913)