Lea, James Neilsen - from United States

ID: 261007
Organization: S&B
Country of meeting: in the year 1834

He studied law with his uncle, Judge Samuel H. Harper, of New Orleans, and was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1836. His practice was attended with success, and in 1846 he was elected a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, and in 1847 was appointed Judge of the Second District Court of New Orleans, which office he retained for several years. Subsequently, after the change in the State Constitution (in 1852) by which the judiciary were made elective, he was elected to the same judicial office which he had already held. He was chosen in 1855 one of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Louisiana.

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