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Henry Alvan Mentz

Biography of Henry Alvan Mentz Jr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Mentz
  • First Name: Henry
  • Middle Name: Alvan
  • Generational Suffix: Jr.
  • Date of Birth: November , 10 , 1920
  • Place of Birth (POB): New Orleans , Louisiana (US-LA, LA, 22, La.)
  • Date of Death: January , 23 , 2005
  • Place of Death (POD): New Orleans , Louisiana (US-LA, LA, 22, La.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Henry Alvan Mentz Jr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Ronald Reagan ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 06/02/1982
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Mitchell , Lansing L.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 06/02/1982
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 06/23/1982
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 06/24/1982
  • Commission Date: 06/25/1982
  • Retirement from Active Service: 07/01/1992
  • Date of Termination: 12/31/2001
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Retirement

Henry Alvan Mentz Jr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: Tulane University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1941

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Louisiana State University Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1943

Henry Alvan Mentz Jr. Career Path


  • 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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