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Elmer Gordon West, American federal judge. Bar: Louisiana 1942. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, East Baton Rouge Bar Association, American Judicature Society, International Association Insurance Counsel, National Association Compensation Claimants Attorneys, Order of Coif (honorary), Masons, Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

West, Elmer Gordon was born on November 27, 1914 in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William Albert Howard and Edith Louise (Hall) West.

Education

Student, Northeastern University, 1935. Student, Lamar Junior College, Beaumont, Texas, 1936. Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, 1941.

Bachelor of Laws, Louisiana State University, 1942.

Career

Accountant, Stone & Webster, 1937-1942;member firm, Long & West, Baton Rouge, 1946-1950;member firm, Kantrow, Spaht, West & Kleinpeter (and predecessor), Baton Rouge, 1950-1961;judge, United States District Court (eastern district) Louisiana, 1961-1967;chief judge, United States District Court (eastern district) Louisiana, 1967-1972;judge, United States District Court (middle district) Louisiana, 1972-1979;senior judge, United States District Court (middle district) Louisiana, 1979-1992. Attorney Louisiana Revenue Department, 1946-1948, Louisiana inheritance tax collector, 1948-1952. Assistant professor, special lecturer Louisiana State University Law School, 1947-1948.

Member Judicial Conference United States, 1971-1974, member commission on operation jury system, 1972-1978.

Achievements

  • Bar: Louisiana 1942.

Membership

Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, East Baton Rouge Bar Association, American Judicature Society, International Association Insurance Counsel, National Association Compensation Claimants Attorneys, Order of Coif (honorary), Masons, Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Viola Kay Cayard, October 30, 1942. Children: Roger Gordon, Dan Edward.

father:
William Albert Howard West

mother:
Edith Louise (Hall) West

spouse:
Viola Kay Cayard

child:
Roger Gordon West

child:
Dan Edward West