About the Society
The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which was incorporated in the State of Louisiana in 1992. The Society is dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of Louisiana and its decisions for the purpose of increasing public awareness of the Court’s contribution to Louisiana’s rich legal heritage.
Member contributions have allowed The Historical Society to open the Louisiana Supreme Court Museum, to restore and reopen the stunning Supreme Court building at 400 Royal Street, and to restore dozens of portraits of Louisiana Judges of historical significance. Membership is open to the public, as is the museum.
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Louisiana Supreme Court Justices who were also State Governors
- Pierre Auguste Bourguignon Derbigny – 1828-1829 (Whig; National Republican)
- Francis T. Nicholls – 1877-1880, 1888-1892 (Democrat)
- Samuel Douglas McEnery – 1881-1888 (Democrat)
- Newton C. Blanchard – 1904-1908 (Democrat)
- Robert F. Kennon – 1952-1956 (Democrat)
(Dates are terms of governorship)
SCLAHS and LSBA co-sponsored a reception following a ceremony commemorating the naming of the Louisiana Supreme Court (LASC) building during a special convening of the LASC on the evening of December 10, 2019. Act 429 of the 2019 Regular Session …Read More
The A.P. Tureaud American Inn of Court, the Law Library of Louisiana, and the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society Present An early bird, end-of-the-year F R E E C L E FOR A CAUSE P r o g r …Read More