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Cicero Columbus Sessions was lawyer.


Sessions, Cicero Columbus was born on October 5, 1908 in Empire. Son of Varner Vaughn and Laura Caroline (Browning) Sessions.


Student, Louisiana State University, 1926—1929. Juris Doctor, Tulane University, 1932.


Private practice, New Orleans, 1932—1940. General counsel Louisiana Department Review. Assistant attorney general State of Louisiana, 1940—1942.

Assistant city attorney New Orleans, 1946. Partner Montgomery, Barnett, Brown, Sessions & Read, 1946—1953. Senior partner Sessions, Fishman, Rosenson, Boisfontaine, Nathan & Winn, 1953—1981.

Retired, 1981; Retired lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1968, served to 1st lieutenant Judge Advocate General Corps United States Army, 1942-1945, served to lieutenant colonel Judge Advocate General Corps United States Army Reserve, 1946-1948.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Statement of the Rule of Law in the United States, 1965.


Fellow: International Society Barristers, American College Trial Lawyers (state chairman 1963, committee preserve oral argument appellate courts since 1976, chairman 1977-1978, member committee preserve oral argument trial courts 1977-1981), Carnival Club. Member: American Bar Association (special committee cooperative international commission jurists 1957-1964), Levere Memorial Foundation, Supreme Court History Society (founding member), New Orleans Association Commerce (chairman aviation committee 1950-1952), New Orleans Association Defense Counsel, Louisiana Association Defense Counsel, United States Association Defense Counsel, Maritime Law Association, International Association Insurance Counsel (chairman marine insurance committee 1957-1958), Federation Insurance Counsel, United States Fifth Circuit Court Appeals Judicial Conference (honorary. Life member), Judge Advisers Association, American Society International Law, American Judicature Society, Bar Association United States 5th Circuit Court Appeals, New York City Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association (chairman committee judicial reform 1952-1954, chairman committee district court rules 1963-1964, 1966-1967, executive vice president 1965), Louisiana Bar Association (chairman section international comparative and military law 1949-1951, chairman insurance section 1958-1959, member house of deals 1957-1960), Petroleum Club (New Orleans), Masons, Tau Kappa Alpha, Pi Sigma Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


Married Phyllis Dilworth, April 12, 1941. 1 child Mary Susan Sessions Hadley.

Varner Vaughn Sessions

Laura Caroline (Browning) Sessions

Phyllis Dilworth

Mary Susan Sessions Hadley Sessions