C. J. Bolin

Judge, Deceased Person

1924 – 2007


Who was C. J. Bolin?

Cornelius John "Neal" Bolin, Jr. was a Democratic state court judge in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Bolin was born to C.J. Bolin, Sr., and the former Annie Walker in Mansfield. The family moved to Shreveport, and Bolin graduated from C.E. Byrd High School in 1941. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He received his legal degree in 1952 from Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge and practiced law in Shreveport for six years until he was appointed an assistant district attorney for Caddo Parish, a position that he held for eleven years. On August 17, 1968, Bolin was elected judge of the First Judicial District, Division "C" in Caddo Parish, He was re-elected unopposed until his retirement. During his tenure, he served twice as chief judge. After retirement, he served the court twice as a temporary judge.

He was an active member of the American, Louisiana, and Shreveport bar associations, the American Legion, and Kiwanis International, having served as the club president in 1972.

Bolin died in Shreveport and was interred at Forest Park Cemetery there. He was survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, the former Madeline Morvan and their six children: Madeline Ann Nance; John H. Bolin; Adele Hartrick and husband, Glenn Hartrick; Jeanise Mulcahy and husband, Patrick Mulcahy; Robert Bolin and wife, Shelley Bolin, and Martin Bolin, and eleven grandchildren. Chief District Court Judge Charles Scott said Bolin "was a good mentor to many of the judges of the courthouse. He was a good friend and a good family man. He served the community very well, and we are saddened by his death."

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Dec 1, 1924
  • United States of America
  • Louisiana State University
  • C. E. Byrd High School
  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Lived in
  • Louisiana
  • Shreveport
Jul 2, 2007

on July 23, 2013


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