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Richard Nathaniel Ware, IV

Richard Nathaniel Ware, IV, American judge. Bar: Louisiana 1975, United States District Court (western district) Louisiana 1975, United States Court Appeals (5th district) 1977, United States District Court (eastern district) Louisiana 1978, United States District Court (middle district) Louisiana 1980, United States Supreme Court 1980. Named Hall of Fame, Northwestern State University, 1984.

Background

  • IV, Richard Nathaniel Ware, was born on August 8, 1949 in Ridgecrest, California, United States. Son of Dick and Dixie (Madden) Ware.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Northwestern State University Louisiana, Natchitoches, 1971. Juris Doctor, Louisiana State University, 1974. Degree, National Judicial College, Reno, 1982.

    Career

    • Associate, partner Kelly & Ware, Natchitoches, 1975—1979. Private practice Natchitoches & Coushatta, Louisiana, 1979—1982. District judge 39th Judicial District Court, Coushatta, since 1982.

      Section editor Louisiana Bar Journal, 1981. 1st lieutenant United States Army Reserve, 1973-1981.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Louisiana 1975, United States District Court (western district) Louisiana 1975, United States Court Appeals (5th district) 1977, United States District Court (eastern district) Louisiana 1978, United States District Court (middle district) Louisiana 1980, United States Supreme Court 1980.

    Politics

    Pacifists should be honored because they do not allow us to become complacent about war and violence.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The demands of modern life may leave someone stressed and overloaded, or isolated and feeling useless. Be persistent, and success will be definitely achieved.

    Membership

    Chairman board directors Natchitoches Area Action Association, 1977—1982, Natchitoches Mental Health Clinic, 1977—1982. Chairman Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission, 1978—1982, Natchitoches Parish Democratic Executive Committee, 1979—1982. Member Board Supervisors Elections, 1979—1982.

    Member of American Bar Association, Louisiana District Judges Association, Association Trial Lawyers American, National Council Juvenile & Family Court Judges Association, Red River Parish Bar Association (charter member), Louisiana Bar Association (secretary young lawyers section 1978-1982), Masons, Shriners, Kappa Sigma (Alumni of Year award 1977).

    Connections

    • Married Betty Allen Ware, January 27, 1982. Children: Jeffrey, Janelle.
    • father: Dick Ware
    • mother: Dixie (Madden) Ware
    • spouse: Betty Allen Ware
    • children: Jeffrey IV
    • Janelle IV
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    Born August 8, 1949
    (age 68)
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