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Marcel Livaudais

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Marcel Livaudais is a former Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He joined the court in 1984 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Livaudais continued to serve on senior status after retirement. He died on February 9, 2009.[1]

Early life and education

A native of Louisiana, Livaudais graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with his bachelor's degree in 1945 and from the Tulane Law School with his Juris Doctorate degree in 1949. Livaudais served in the US Navy as an active duty commissioned Ensign from 1943 to 1946 and as a JG Lieutenant from 1950 to 1952.[1]

Career

Livaudais served his entire pre-judicial legal career as a Private practice licensed in the State of Louisiana from 1949 to 1950 and 1952 to 1977 with only two years being interrupted by military service.[1]

Federal judicial career

Marcel Livaudais first started his Federal judicial career as a federal magistrate judge. Judge Livaudais was first appointed as a Federal Magistrate in 1977 as he was appointed to a eight-year term as a federal magistrate judge before being elevated to the Federal Bench in 1984. Livaudais was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 19, 1984 to a seat vacated by Fred Cassibry as Cassibry assumed senior status. Livaudais was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 17, 1984 on a Senate vote and received commission on September 18, 1984. Livaudais later assumed senior status on December 31, 1996 and ended his judicial career on December 31, 2008 as he announced his outright retirement.[1]


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