History of the Federal Judiciary

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Mentz, Henry Alvan Jr.
Born November 10, 1920, in New Orleans, LA
Died January 23, 2005, in New Orleans, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 2, 1982, to a seat vacated by Lansing L. Mitchell. Confirmed by the Senate on June 24, 1982, and received commission on June 25, 1982. Assumed senior status on July 1, 1992. Service terminated on December 31, 2001, due to retirement.

Tulane University, B.A., 1941
Louisiana State University Law School, LL.B., 1943

Professional Career:
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1943
U.S. Army, 1943-1946
Private practice, Hammond, Louisiana, 1946-1982
Staff attorney, Shell Oil Company, 1947-1948
Assistant to the executive counsel to the governor, State of Louisiana, 1948
City attorney, Hammond, Louisiana, 1954-1961


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