Pascal F. Calogero, Jr.

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Pascal Frank Calogero, Jr.
Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice
In office
January 1, 1973 – December 31, 2008
Succeeded by Catherine D. Kimball
Personal details
Born (1931-11-09) November 9, 1931 (age 89)
Place of birth missing
Political party Democratic
Children Including three sons, one of whom is:
Pascal Calogero, III
Residence New Orleans, Louisiana
Alma mater Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Occupation Judge; Attorney

Pascal Frank Calogero, Jr. (born November 9, 1931),[1] is the former Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, where he was initiated into the Alpha Delta Gamma National Fraternity. He resides in New Orleans, Louisiana

He was first elected to the Court in 1972. He retired at the end of 2008. He had longest tenure of any Justice on the Louisiana Supreme Court.

In 1995, it was disclosed that several Louisiana legislators and a New Orleans Mayor had sponsored Tulane University scholarships to three sons of Justice Calogero, including Pascal Calogero, III, over a period spanning from the mid-1970s to late in the 1980s. The awards were permitted under an 1881 state law. In a series of articles, the Times-Picayune had revealed that politicians in both parties were tapping either their own family members or relatives of political allies for the coveted awards. Among those helping the Calogero family obtain the scholarships were State Senators Joseph Tiemann of Jefferson Parish, Gaston Gerald of East Baton Rouge Parish, and Ben Bagert of Orleans Parish, as well as New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu.[2]

On October 3, 1998, Calogero faced opposition from Republican Charles Cusimano of Metairie, a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and then a state district court judge. Calogero led in the nonpartisan blanket primary with 77,766 votes (49.5 percent), and Cusimano polled 64,711 ballots (41.2 percent). A third candidate held the remaining 8 percent of the vote.[3] Cusimano decided not to contest the general election, and Calogero held the seat by default.


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  2. Finch, Susan (15 October 1995). "JUSTICE DEFENDS ROLE IN TULANE CASE - 3 SONS RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans. p. A-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Louisiana election returns, October 3, 1998". Retrieved October 26, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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