By Associated Press - Tuesday, December 2, 2014

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The St. Bernard Parish Courthouse may be getting a new name.

The Parish Council on Tuesday is expected to introduce an ordinance proposing renaming it to the ‘Jack F. Rowley Courthouse” in honor of the longtime district attorney who died last month. Times-Picayune reports ( ) the name change, if approved, would become official Dec. 16 when the council is expected to take public comment and vote on the proposal’s final adoption.

The proposed ordinance notes that Rowley “was the longest serving District Attorney in the state of Louisiana,” having served 52 years. He died Nov. 5 at age 83.

He was elected sheriff in 1962 and moved to the D-A’s office in 1979.

Rowley was St. Bernard’s first district attorney after it separated from Plaquemines Parish’s district.


Information from: The Times-Picayune,

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