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Henry Mentz

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Henry Mentz
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #5
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   6/25/1982 - 7/1/1992
Senior:   7/1/1992 - 12/31/2001
Preceded by:   Lansing Mitchell
Succeeded by:   Sarah Vance
Personal History
Born:   1920
Deceased:   2005
Undergraduate:   Tulane University (1941)
Law School:   Louisiana State University Law School (1943)

Henry Alvan Mentz, Jr. (1920-2005) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Mentz was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 2, 1982, to a seat vacated by Lansing Mitchell; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 24, 1982, and received commission on June 25, 1982. He assumed senior status on July 1, 1992. He served the Eastern District of Louisiana until his retirement in December 31, 2001.[1] Mentz was succeeded in this position by Sarah Vance.

Early life and education

  • Tulane University, B.A., 1941
  • Louisiana State University Law School, LL.B., 1943[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1943
  • U.S. Army, 1943-1946
  • Private practice, Hammond, Louisiana, 1946-1982
  • Staff attorney, Shell Oil Company, 1947-1948
  • Assistant to executive counsel to state governor, Louisiana, 1948
  • City attorney, Hammond, Louisiana, 1954-1961[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Louisiana

Mentz was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 2, 1982, to a seat vacated by Lansing L. Mitchell; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 24, 1982, and received commission on June 25, 1982. He assumed senior status on July 1, 1992. He served the Eastern District of Louisiana until his retirement in December 31, 2001.[1] Mentz was succeeded in this position by Sarah Vance.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Lansing Mitchell
Eastern District of Louisiana
1982–1992
Seat #5
Succeeded by:
Sarah Vance