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 from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Born in Gretna in Jefferson Parish, Heebe received a Bachelor of Arts 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 from 1949 to 1958. He was a member from 1958 to 1960 of the Jefferson Parish Council.. He was a judge on the Division B, 24th Judicial District Court in Jefferson Parish from 1961 to 1966.

On February 16, 1966, Heebe was nominated by U.S. 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.[1]

Heebe's son, Frederick Riley Heebe (born 1952) is a New Orleans lawyer and real estate developer and former candidate for Jefferson Parish district attorney. His daughter-in-law, Jennifer Sneed Heebe, is a Republican former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and the Jefferson Parish Council.



Legal offices
Preceded by
Frank Burton Ellis
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Succeeded by
Okla Jones II