J. Hugo Dore Papers

(Mss. 1389) Inventory

Compiled by Tara Z. Laver

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library Louisiana State University Libraries Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

June 2007

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY ......................................................................................... 2 SUMMARY........................................................................................................................ 3 BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE .......................................................................... 4 SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ....................................................................................... 4 INDEX TERMS.................................................................................................................. 5 CONTAINER LIST............................................................................................................ 6

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1935, 1938-1951, undated SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, LSU LIBRARIES
SUMMARY
Size Approximately 1900 items.
Geographic Locations Louisiana
Inclusive Dates 1935, 1938-1951
Languages English
Summary Judicial and personal papers of J. Hugo Dore, judge of the
First District of the First Circuit Court of Appeal of
Louisiana and a resident of Ville Platte, La.
Access Restrictions None.
Reproduction Note Copies must be made from microfilm when available.
Copyright Copyright of the original materials is retained by
descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S.
copyright law.
Citation J. Hudo Dore Papers, Mss. 1389, Louisiana and Lower
Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton
Rouge, La.
Stack Location(s) 77:12-20, E:49

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

J. Hugo Dore was judge of the First District of the First Circuit Court of Appeal of Louisiana, and a resident of Ville Platte, La. He was state senator for Avoyelles Parish, La., from 1928 to 1935. Dore also served on the Board of Supervisors for Louisiana State University, during the “Louisiana Scandals” of 1939 involving LSU President James Smith and Louisiana Governor Richard Leche.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Collection contains Dore’s judicial files as well as personal papers.

The judicial files consist of reviews, opinions, judgments, briefs, correspondence, dockets of cases, and other related records pertaining to causes and actions appealed from the district courts together with similar material submitted by Judge Sam A. LeBlanc (19301949) and Judge Morris A. Lottinger (1950-1965) of the Second District of the First Circuit and by Judge C. Ellis Ott (1936-1948) and Judge Robert S. Ellis Jr. (1949-1959) of the Third District of the First Circuit. These materials are organized by the name of the judge or judges serving the district and alphabetically thereunder by name of the plaintiff in the case.

Personal papers include incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning personal business and some family matters, copies of letters of condolence and congratulations, and some requests for assistance on behalf of friends and constituents, 1939-1950; copies of minutes of the LSU Board of Supervisors, correspondence, and testimony primarily related to the “Louisiana Scandals,” 1938-1944; lists of gubernatorial vote by parish, Louisiana senators and representatives elected, and Dore’s letters to those elected; and newspapers including the 1948 acts of the Louisiana legislature and 1949 appointments by the Evangeline Parish School Board.

INDEX TERMS

Appellate courts--Louisiana.

Appellate procedure--Louisiana.

District courts--Louisiana.

Dore, J. Hugo (John Hugo), 1890-1953.

Ellis, Robert S., b. 1899.

Judges--Louisiana. Lcsh

LeBlanc, Sam A., 1886-1955.

Leche, Richard W. (Richard Webster), 1898-1965.

Legal files.

Lottinger, Morris A., b. 1902.

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Board of Supervisors.

Louisiana. Court of Appeal (1st Circuit)

Louisiana--Politics and government--1865-1950.

Ott, C. Ellis, 1882-1957.

Political corruption—Louisiana

Smith, James Monroe, 1888-1949

CONTAINER LIST Stack

Location Box Contents (with dates)
Judicial Files, 1935, 1939-1951 and undated
77:12 1 Judge Dore, First District. Judicial reviews of cases from district courts, correspondence with judges and lawyers of the First Circuit Court, briefs, dockets. Cases A-L, 1939-1951 and undated
77:13 2 Judge Dore, First District. Judicial reviews of cases from district courts, correspondence with judges and lawyers of the First Circuit Court, briefs, dockets. Cases M-Z, 1939-1951 and undated.
Dore’s opinions and judgments for cases A-O; Dore’s reviews as corrected by other judges and related correspondence, 1941-1951, undated.
77:14 3 Judge Dore, First District . Dore’s opinions and judgments for cases P-Z; Dore’s reviews as corrected by other judges and related correspondence, 1941-1951, undated
77:15 4 Judge LeBlanc and Judge Lottinger, Second District. Judicial reviews of cases prepared by LeBlanc and Lottinger with comments by Dore; opinions and judgments of Lottinger; letters of explanation from judges and lawyers of the First Circuit Court of Appeal, Cases A-F, 1940-1951, undated.
77:16 5 Judge LeBlanc and Judge Lottinger, Second District. Judicial reviews of cases prepared by LeBlanc and Lottinger with dissenting and concurring views of other judges of the First Circuit Court of Appeal; letters of explanation from judges and lawyers of the First Circuit Court of Appeal, and briefs, Cases G-P, 19401951, undated.
Stack
Location Box Contents (with dates)
77:17 6 Judge LeBlanc and Judge Lottinger, Second District. Judicial reviews of cases prepared by LeBlanc and Lottinger with dissenting and concurring views of other judges of the First Circuit Court of Appeal; letters of explanation from judges and lawyers of the First Circuit Court of Appeal, and briefs, Cases Q-Z, 19401951, undated.
77:18 7 Judge Ott and Judge Ellis, Third District. Judicial reviews of cases prepared by Ott and Ellis with dissenting and concurring views and interpretations of other judges of the First Circuit Court of Appeal; letters of explanation from judges and lawyers of the First Circuit Court of Appeal and lawyers, briefs, notes, and memoranda, Cases A-F, 1940-1951, undated.
77:19 8 Judge Ott and Judge Ellis, Third District. Judicial reviews of cases prepared by Ott and Ellis with dissenting and concurring views and interpretations of other judges of the First Circuit Court of Appeal; letters of explanation from judges and lawyers of the First Circuit Court of Appeal and lawyers, briefs, notes, and memoranda, Cases G-R, 1940-1951, undated.
77:20 9 Judge Ott and Judge Ellis, Third District. Judicial reviews of cases prepared by Ott and Ellis with dissenting and concurring views and interpretations of other judges of the First Circuit Court of Appeal; letters of explanation from judges and lawyers of the First Circuit Court of Appeal and lawyers, briefs, notes, and memoranda, Cases S-Z, 1940-1951, undated.
Miscellaneous reviews, opinions, and judgments by Dore, LeBlanc, and Ott; summaries of pleading and evidence, and interpretations of cases under discussion; justifications of motion to dismiss cases by Dore and LeBlanc; letters of explanation from lawyers and judges of the Court, Cases A-Z, 1935, 1939-1940 and undated.
E:49 10 Personal Papers, 1938-1950 and undated.