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farmer , Lawyer

Richard Alvin Tonry, American lawyer, farmer. Bar: Louisiana 1967, United States District Court (eastern district) Louisiana 1967, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972. Named Outstanding Young Man of St. Bernard, St. Bernard Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1973.

Background

Tonry, Richard Alvin was born on June 25, 1935 in New Orleans. Son of Richard Gordon and Dolores Theresa (Kroger) Tonry.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, 1961. Master Philosophy summa cum laude, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, 1962. Juris Doctor, Loyola University of South, New Orleans, 1967.

Career

Partner McBride & Tonry, Arabi, Louisiana, 1967-1973, Tonry & Mumphrey, Chalmette, 1973-1980. Member Louisiana House of Representatives, 1976, United States House Representatives, Washington, 1977. Partner Tonry & Ginart, Chalmette, since 1990.

Pecan farmer, Lumberton, Mississippi, since 1991.

Achievements

  • Bar: Louisiana 1967, United States District Court (eastern district) Louisiana 1967, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972.

Membership

Chairman Heart Fund of St. Bernard, Chalmettee, 1971-1973. Member American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Louisiana Bar Association (house of deals 1973-1974), Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (board directors 1972-1975).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hunting, gardening.

Connections

Married Joy Ann Willmouth, February 3, 1950. Children: Richard A., Tara Ann, Cullen Adair.

father:
Richard Gordon Tonry

mother:
Dolores Theresa (Kroger) Tonry

spouse:
Joy Ann Willmouth

child:
Richard A. Tonry

child:
Tara Ann Tonry

child:
Cullen Adair Tonry