Richard Johnson Putnam

Personal

Birthday: 
9/27/1913
Birthplace: 
Abbeville, LA
Date of Death: 
12/16/2002
Place of Death: 
Abbeville, LA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Abbeville, Louisiana, 1937-1954
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1942-1945
District attorney, Fifteenth Judicial District, Louisiana, 1948-1954
Judge, Louisiana District Court, Fifteenth Judicial District, 1954-1961
Judge, Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Judicial Circuit, 1960-1961

Education

Name of School: 
Spring Hill College
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1934
Name of School - Second: 

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law was established in 1914. In the Jesuit tradition of academic rigor, pursuit of justice, and service to others, the College of Law has as its mission to educate future members of the Bar to be skilled advocates and sensitive counselors-at-law committed to ethical norms in pursuit of dignity for all. The College of Law offers both civil law and common law curriculums, full time day and part-time evening programs, as well as five joint degree programs. Critical and analytical thinking, ethics and professionalism, and a commitment to serve the community of the 21st century are fostered and encouraged. The College of Law faculty is a community of scholars committed to academic excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as service for others.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1937

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Court Name: 

Louisiana Western District Court

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/18/1961
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/19/1975
Termination Date: 
12/16/2002
Termination Reason: 
Death
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