Cheney Joseph, 73, Dies

Prof Cheney Joseph, Jr

Prof Cheney Joseph, Jr

NAFUSA member Cheney Joseph Jr., 73, died on December 18, 2015. Professor Joseph was the interim co-dean of the Louisiana State University Law School. He served as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, 1976-1977.

He also served as Administrative Assistant, District Attorney’s office, East Baton Rouge Parish (until 1972); Assistant Professor, LSU Law Center, 1972 – 1975, Associate Professor, LSU Law Center, 1976 – 1980, Professor of Law and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 1981 – 1989; First Assistant District Attorney and District Attorney, East Baton Rouge Parish, 1989 – 1990; Judge Pro- Tempore, 16th Judicial District Court 1992; Judge Pro-Tempore, 40th Judicial District Court, 1993; Executive Counsel to the Governor of Louisiana, 1996 – 2000; Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, LSU Law Center, 2000 – present.

Joseph graduated from Princeton University (cum laude) in 1964 and was a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps Reserve. He was a 1969 graduate of the LSU Law Center, where he was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Terrell Joseph and his sons Dr. Terrell Joseph and Allen F.C. Joseph. Click here to read the full obituary from the Baton Rouge Advocate.