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Federal Judge Carl Stewart to Speak at Centenary's Constitution Day Event Sept. 28

Judge Carl Stewart, 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College of Louisiana will host a Constitution Day lecture by Federal Judge Carl Stewart Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium in the Hurley Music Building.

Stewart is a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge and a trustee of Centenary College. He was selected as an Honorary Alumnus of the college in 1998.

Stewart graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dillard University in 1971. In 1974, he obtained his law degree from Loyola University Law School. After practicing many phases of law, he was elected as a district judge for the 1st Judicial District Court of Caddo Parish. On Jan. 25, 1991, he was elected to the Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal in Shreveport and on Jan. 28, 1994, President Bill Clinton nominated him to be a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Judicial Circuit. He was sworn in as a member of the 5th Circuit following unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate.

Judge Stewart's board memberships have included the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, American Red Cross, Northwest Louisiana Biomedical Research Foundation. Community Foundation of Shreveport Bossier, the Volunteers of America, the Lighthouse Educational Enrichment Program, in addition to the Centenary College Board of Trustees. In 1991, Judge Stewart was a Louisiana delegate to the White House Conference on Library and Information Services. He has also received several awards as a result of his civic and community involvement.

Refreshments will be served after the lecture.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Pre-Law Society and Provost.

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