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Frank Adair Monroe, American judge. member La; member law faculty, Tulane University of La; member of the board of govs.

Background

Monroe, Frank Adair was born on August 30, 1844 in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Son of Victor and Mary Townsend (Polk) Monroe.

Education

Educated private schools and, 1860-1861, Kentucky Military Institute. Left latter at beginning of sophomore year, and entered C.S.A. Served 4 years In Company E, 4th Kentucky Infantry, and Company C, 1st Louisiana Cavalry.

Wounded and captured near Somerset, Kentucky, March 1863. Exchanged, October 1863. Paroled at Abbeville, South Carolina., 1865.

Career

Jules A. Blanc, January 3, 1878. Children—Frank Adair, Jules Blanc, Alice (Mistress S. S. Labouisse), Kate Adair (Mistress G. R. Westfeldt), Gertrude (Mistress T. M. Logan), Winder Polk (deceased), Adèle (Mistress Geo. E. Williams), Marion (Mistress John T. Chambers), William Blanc, James Hill.

Admitted to bar, 1867. Practiced in New Orleans. Elected judge 3d District Court, Parish of Orleans, November 1872.

Dispossessed of office after a month’s service. Took part with White League in action of September 14, 1874, which overturned “Packard” government. Reëlected judge, November 1876.

Appointed judge Civil District Court, Parish of Orleans, 1880. Reapptd., 1884 and 1892. Took active part in anti-lottery campaign, 1892.

Member Louisiana Constitutional Convention, 1898. Appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, March 1899. Elected without opposition, for terms 1908-1920, 1920-1932.

Became chief justice, April 6, 1914. Retired, January 2, 1922, after 45 years’ service on the bench. Counsel with law firm Monroe & Lemann.

Was member law faculty, Tulane University of Louisiana, 20 years Was president Association Army of Tennessee (Camp Northern 2, U.C.V.). Many years member of the board of Governors (Confed.) Memorial Hall at New Orleans.

Membership

Member La; member law faculty, Tulane University of La. Member of the board of govs.

Connections

Married Alice, d.; children: Frank Adair, Jules Blanc, Alice (Mistress.

father:
Victor Monroe

mother:
Mary Townsend (Polk) Monroe

spouse:
Alice

children:
Frank Adair Monroe

Jules Blanc Monroe

Alice (Mrs Monroe