Judge Cassibry Exhibit and Statue

IMG_4649 copyIn 1999, Act 708 was passed by the Louisiana State Legislature naming the city block on which the Louisiana Supreme Court Building sits as the Judge Fred J. Cassibry Square.  The Act states that two memorial plaques would be placed prominently on the square, and two historical markers are in place providing brief information about Judge Cassibry.

The family of Judge Cassibry loaned a small statue of him to be on public display in the Supreme Court Museum on the first floor of the 400 Royal Street building. An exhibit on Judge Cassibry’s life and work was created by the Law Library of Louisiana staff and is displayed in an exhibit case next to the statue.

The Federal Courts were housed on Royal Street for ten years, an important fact for visitors to know about the building’s history. This new exhibit on Judge Cassibry gives visitors more information about his remarkable career and life than is contained on the markers.

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The SCLAHS Board and the Louisiana Supreme Court thank the family of Judge Cassibry for the generous loan of his statue (in photo above right) and especially Judge Roland L. Belsome for making the loan possible on behalf of the Cassibry Family.




Cassibry Memorial Plaque    View Judge Fred J. Cassibry’s Bio


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