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Lansing Leroy Mitchell, American federal judge. Bar: Louisiana 1937. Decorated Royal Order St. George Royal Order Scotland.


Mitchell, Lansing Leroy was born on January 17, 1914 in Sun, Louisiana, United States. Son of Leroy A. and Eliza Jane (Richardson) Mitchell.


Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana State University, 1934; Bachelor of Laws, Louisiana State University, 1937.


Born in Sun, Louisiana, Mitchell received a B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1934 and an LL.B. from Louisiana State University Law School in 1937. He was in private practice in Pontchatoula, Louisiana from 1937 to 1938. He was a Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1938 to 1941.

He was an Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1941 to 1942. He was in the United States Army Lieutenant Colonel from 1942 to 1946. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1946 to 1953.

He was in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1953 to 1966. Mitchell was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mitchell was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on October 6, 1966, to a new seat created by 80 Stat.

75. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 20, 1966, and received his commission on November 3, 1966. He assumed senior status on November 3, 1981. Mitchell served in that capacity until his death, in New Orleans, Louisiana.


  • Bar: Louisiana 1937.


Chairman national security committee New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, 1963-1966. Vice chairman New Orleans Armed Forces Day, 1964, 65, New Orleans Heart Fund campaign, 1959-1960. Member New Orleans Municipal Auditorium Advisory Committee, 1957-1961, New Orleans Municipal Committee Finance, 1955-1967, Small Business Advisory Council Louisiana, 1963-1966.

President Camp Fire Girls Greater New Orleans, 1965-1967. Louisiana chairman Lawyers for Kennedy-Johnson, 1960. Served to lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1946.

Colonel Reserve (retired). Member American Bar Association, Inter-American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, Maritime Law Association United States, Judge Advisory Association, Society Former Special Agents Federal Bureau of Investigation, American Legion, Military Order World Wars, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Navy League, Association United States Army (president Louisiana 1964-1965, president New Orleans 1961-1964, vice president 4th Army region 1963-1966), Society Mayflower Descendants in State of Louisiana (associate), Scabbard and Blade, Sons of the American Revolution, S.R., Society War 1812 Louisiana, Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Phi, Theta Nu Epsilon. Clubs: Mason (33 degree, New Orleans) (Shriner), Press (New Orleans), Southern Yacht (New Orleans), Bienville, Pendennis (New Orleans).


Married Virginia Jumonville, April 18, 1938. Children– Diane Mitchell (Mistress Donald Lee Parker), Lansing Leroy.

Leroy A. Mitchell

Eliza Jane (Richardson) Mitchell

Virginia Jumonville

Lansing Leroy Mitchell

Diane Mitchell Mitchell (Mistress Donald Lee Parker)