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Paulette Heldner Holahan

Paulette Heldner Holahan, American court administrator. Named Outstanding Alumna, St. Scholastica Academy, 1992; recipient Modissette award, Louisiana Library. Association, 1981, Trustee award, 1988.


Holahan, Paulette Heldner was born on May 25, 1934 in New Orleans. Daughter of Knute and Colette (Pope) Heldner.


Student, Loyola University South, New Orleans, 1953—1955.


Public information officer Orleans Parish Prison, New Orleans, 1974—1976. Associate Ad-Vantage Public Relations, 1976—1977. Public information officer Louisiana Supreme Court, since 1977.


Executive board directors Urban Librs.Coun., 1974—1989, vice president, 1984—1986, president, 1986—1989. Delegate White House Conference Libraries and Information Science, Washington, 1979. Chairman board New Orleans Public Library., 1979—1983, Louisiana State Library.

Commission, 1978—1979, 1982—1984, since 1986. Member National Commission Libraries and Information Science, 1979—1984. Member of American Library Association, American Bar Association (associate.

Judicial administration division), American Judicature Society, National Association Court Management, Louisiana Court Administrators Association (co-founder, secretary-treasurer 1982-1986, vice president 1986-1988, president 1988-1990), New Orleans Press Club.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, gardening, travel.


Married John M. Holahan, January 5, 1955. Children: Shawn Louise, John Michael Junior, Paulette Mary, Gregory Heldner, Odile Riley, Meghan Amy.