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Leon Sarpy, American lawyer. Member of Chaffe, McCall, Phillips, Toler & Sarpy, L.L.P.


Sarpy, Leon was born on November 25, 1907 in New Orleans. Son of Henry Leon and Anita Louise (Staigg) Sarpy.


Bachelor of Arts, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1928; Bachelor of Laws, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1931; honorary Doctor of Laws, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1961; Master of Laws, Georgetown University, 1932.


Worked at Chaffe, McCall, Phillips, Toler & Sarpy, L.L.P. (New Orleans, LA) specializing in General Civil Practice. Trials and Appeals, Corporations, Insurance, Admiralty, Banking, Real Estate, Labor, Probate, Oil and Gas and Negligence Law, Health Law and Related Issues. Admitted to the bar, 1931, Louisiana.

Order of the Coif; Delta Theta Phi. Lecturer, Loyola University School of Law, 1934-1987. Member: New Orleans (President, 1950-1951), Louisiana State (President, 1964-1965) and American (Member, House of Delegates, 1947-1948.

1966-1972) Bar Associations. Louisiana State Law Institute (Chairman, 1979-1985). Maritime Law Association of the United States.

Fellow: American Bar Foundation. Southwestern Legal Foundation (Chairman, 1970-1972). Tulane Admiralty Law Institute (Member: Planning Committee, 1971-1987.

Permanent Advisory Board). Chaffe, McCall, Phillips, Toler & Sarpy, New Orleans' oldest law firm, is more than 70 attorneys strong with a support staff of 100 personnel. Chaffe McCall is a progressive, full-service law firm with its main office occupying three floors of the Energy Centre in downtown New Orleans, just steps away from the federal and state courts.

The Baton Rouge office is expanding to provide full service in the state's capital. The firm's attorneys are organized into working groups, or sections, by experience and area of practice.


  • Bar: Louisiana 1931.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to legal journals.


Chairman Civil Service Commission New Orleans, 1952-1963. Chairman civic luncheon for President deGaulle of France, 1960. President Associate Catholic Charities New Orleans, 1953-1954.

Member Audubon Park Commission, 1963-1970. Board president New Orleans United Fund, 1959-1960. Board directors Greater New Orleans Homestead Association, 1940-1987.

Chairman advisory board Convent Good Shepherd, 1957-1958. Trustee St. Mary's Dominican College, 1963-1967. Chairman Community Chest of New Orleans, 1970-1973.

Advisory board Loyola University, 1964-1972, Tulane Admiralty Institute, 1966-1987. Member Louisiana National Guard, 1925-1928. Member United States Coast Guard Temporary Reserve, 1944-1945.

Member American Bar Association (house delegations 1965-1970), Louisiana Bar Association (president 1964-1965), New Orleans Bar Association (president 1950-1951), American Law Institute, Louisiana Law Institute (vice president 1961-1968, president 1968-1973, chairman 1980-1986), Institute Judicial Administration (New York ), Southwest Legal Foundation (chairman research fellows 1970-1972), Order of Coif, Blue Key, Delta Theta Phi, Louisiana Club, Boston Club (New Orleans), Round Table Club (president 1964-1966), Serra Club (president 1960-1961), Order of St. Lazarus. Clubs: Boston (New Orleans), Round Table (New Orleans) (president 1964-1966), Serra (New Orleans) (president 1960-1961). Order of St. Lazarus.


Married Courtney Dickinson, July 7, 1938 (deceased March 1945). Children: Courtney Anne, H. Leon. Married Eleanor Legier, July 17, 1948 (wid.

1996); 1 son, John Robert.

Henry Leon Sarpy

Anita Louise (Staigg) Sarpy

Eleanor Legier

Courtney Dickinson

Courtney Anne Sarpy

H. Leon Sarpy