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Oliver Perkins Stockwell


Oliver Perkins Stockwell, American lawyer. Bar: Louisiana 1932. Research fellow Southwestern Legal Foundation.


Stockwell, Oliver Perkins was born on August 11, 1907 in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Son of William Richard and Lillie Belle (Dawson) Stockwell.


Bachelor of Laws, Louisiana State University, 1932. Juris Doctor, Louisiana State University, 1968.


Since practiced in, Lake Charles. Partner firm Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock (and predecessor firm), from 1933. Director Lakeside National Bank of Lake Charles.

Past director Gulf States Utilities Company. Past member judicial council Louisiana Supreme Court. Past member Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration Criminal Justice.

Referee bankruptcy United States District Court (western district) Louisiana, 1938-1946.


  • Bar: Louisiana 1932.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to Louisiana Law Review.


President Lake Charles Centennial. Board directors, member executive committee Council for a Better Louisiana, president, 1972. Past board directors Public Affairs Research Council Louisiana.

Past board directors Louisiana State University Foundation. Past board supervisors Louisiana State University, chairman, 1977-1978, chairman emeritus. Past chairman legal services advisory committee Louisiana Joint Legislation Commission on Intergovtl.

Relations.; chairman Paul H. Hebert Law Center Council Louisiana State University. Member Task Force on Excessive Governmental Regulations. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945.

Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers, American College Probate Counsel. Member Inter-American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, International Bar Association, American Bar Association (past state chairman junior bar section, member special committee adoption judicial conduct code, chairman Louisiana membership committee, senior lawyers div.), Louisiana Bar Association (past president), Southwest Louisiana Bar Association (president 1942), Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (executive committee), Commercial Law League, International Association Insurance Counsel, Federation Insurance Counsel, American Law Institute (life member), Louisiana Law Institute (past president, chairman mineral code committee 1986. Chairman 1987, chairman emeritus, 1988), Lake Charles Chamber of Commerce (past president, Civic award 1978), State Association Young Men's Business Clubs (past president Lake Charles), Louisiana State University Law School Alumni Association (past president, Distinguished Alumnus award 1989), Order of Coif, Henri Capitant, Kiwanis (Citizen of Year award 1990), Pioneer Club, City Club, Lake Charles Country Club, Boston Club of New Orleans, L Club of Louisiana State University (past president), Lambda Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa.


Married Roseina Katherine Holcombe, June 24, 1936. 1 child, Angell Roseina (Mistress William C. Wright).

William Richard Stockwell

Lillie Belle (Dawson) Stockwell

Roseina Katherine Holcombe

Angell Roseina Stockwell (Mistress William C. Wright)