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Richard Nathaniel Ware, IV, American judge. Bar: Louisiana 1975, United States District Court (western district) Louisiana 1975, United States Court Appeals (5th district) 1977, United States District Court (eastern district) Louisiana 1978, United States District Court (middle district) Louisiana 1980, United States Supreme Court 1980. Named Hall of Fame, Northwestern State University, 1984.


IV, Richard Nathaniel Ware, was born on August 8, 1949 in Ridgecrest, California, United States. Son of Dick and Dixie (Madden) Ware.


Bachelor of Science, Northwestern State University Louisiana, Natchitoches, 1971. Juris Doctor, Louisiana State University, 1974. Degree, National Judicial College, Reno, 1982.


Associate, partner Kelly & Ware, Natchitoches, 1975—1979. Private practice Natchitoches & Coushatta, Louisiana, 1979—1982. District judge 39th Judicial District Court, Coushatta, since 1982.

Section editor Louisiana Bar Journal, 1981. 1st lieutenant United States Army Reserve, 1973-1981.


The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.


There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.


Holiness is not just about personal spirituality and prayer. It will also be expressed through a commitment to social justice and enabling other people to become followers of Jesus.


Chairman board directors Natchitoches Area Action Association, 1977—1982, Natchitoches Mental Health Clinic, 1977—1982. Chairman Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission, 1978—1982, Natchitoches Parish Democratic Executive Committee, 1979—1982. Member Board Supervisors Elections, 1979—1982.

Member of American Bar Association, Louisiana District Judges Association, Association Trial Lawyers American, National Council Juvenile & Family Court Judges Association, Red River Parish Bar Association (charter member), Louisiana Bar Association (secretary young lawyers section 1978-1982), Masons, Shriners, Kappa Sigma (Alumni of Year award 1977).


Married Betty Allen Ware, January 27, 1982. Children: Jeffrey, Janelle.