Former Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Pascal Frank Calogero, Jr. has died.
He was 87.
Calogero, who held the position as chief justice from January of 1973 to December of 2008, passed away Thursday afternoon. He was the longest-serving state Supreme Court justice in Louisiana history.
Calogero was elected to the court in 1972 and served for nearly 36 years before retiring in 2008. He served 18 of those 36 years as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Following his retirement from the Louisiana Supreme Court, in 2008, Chief Justice Calogero returned to the private practice of law. He opened his own boutique firm focused on appellate practice.
Funeral arrangements are not finalized at this time. Chief Justice Calogero is survived by his wife Leslie M. Langhetee; ten children, and numerous grandchildren.
Read a full statement from the Louisiana Supreme Court here: LA Supreme Court: Calogero Passing