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Laurance Waddill Brooks, American lawyer. Member Louisiana State University Foundation, 1964-1971.; Served as Second lieutenant, infantry, United States Army, World War I.; Fellow American College Trial Lawyers; member American, Louisiana (chairman insurance section 1955, legislative committee 1956-1958; Mason, Elk (past exalted ruler Baton Rouge).

Background

Brooks, Laurance Waddill was born on June 22, 1900 in Baton Rouge. Son of Claude Morley and Pennie (Overton) Brooks.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana State University, 1920, Bachelor of Laws, 1922, Juris Doctor, 1968.

Career

Admitted to Louisiana bar, 1922, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1946, other federal cts. Practiced in Baton Rouge, 1922-1971. Counsel firm Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, and predecessors, 1925-1971.

Special assistant to attorney general Louisiana. Director emeritus Louisiana National Bank of Baton Rouge. Director Baton Rouge Port Development Association, 1948-1950, Council Better Louisiana, 1963-1971.

Member Public Affairs Research Council Louisiana, 1964-1971. Louisiana Civil Service League, 1964-1971. Assistant clerk Louisiana House of Representatives, 1920-1926.

Assistant secretary Louisiana Senate, 1928.

Membership

Member Louisiana State University Foundation, 1964-1971. Served as Second lieutenant, infantry, United States Army, World War I. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers.

Member American, Louisiana (chairman insurance section 1955, legislative committee 1956-1958. Mason, Elk (past exalted ruler Baton Rouge). Clubs: Knife and Fork (charter, 1st president 1951), Baton Rouge Country City (Baton Rouge).

Connections

Married Neveda Stokes, August 12, 1925. Children: Neveda Merlyn (Mistress.

father:
Claude Morley Brooks

mother:
Pennie (Overton) Brooks

spouse:
Neveda Stokes

child:
Neveda Merlyn (Mrs Brooks