Minden Press-Herald

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Oct 02nd

‘Corky’ Marvin elected to hall of fame

CharlesMarvinThe late Judge Charles A. "Corky" Marvin has been selected for induction into the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame.

Induction banquet and ceremonies are scheduled for early 2015 in Winnfield, site of the hall of fame.

Marvin, who passed away in April 2003 at the age of 73, served as District Attorney for the 26th Judicial District, which includes Bossier and Webster parishes, from 1971-75. His son, Schuyler, now holds that position. Marvin also served six terms as president of the Webster Parish Bar Association.

He was elected to the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in 1975, beginning a 24-year stint. He was unopposed for two additional 10-year terms in 1978 and 1988 and was named Chief Judge from 1990 until his retirement in 1999.

Marvin was frequently invited to serve as a pro tempore justice for the Louisiana Supreme Court. He was also president of the Council of Chief Judges of the U.S., author of numerous law review articles and served as an adjunct professor at

the LSU Law Center, Grambling State University and Bossier Parish Community College.

Marvin earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University where he was a cheerleader, editor of the Tech Talk and was named Outstanding Journalism graduate. He earned his Juris Doctorate from LSU Law School in 1957

following service in the U.S. Air Force.

In 1990, Marvin was inducted into the LSU Law Center Hall of Fame and previously, the Law Center named him an honorary member of the Order of the Coif.

Marvin, along with the late Angelo Roppolo and others, was a founding member of the Shreveport Red Mass Society which conducts annual services honoring lawyers, judges and law enforcement personnel annually at Holy Trinity Catholic

Church in Shreveport.

He was married for 57 years to the former Rebecca Campbell.

 

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