F. A. Little, Jr.

Judge, Person

1936 –


Who is F. A. Little, Jr.?

F. A. "Pappy" Little, Jr., is a retired United States federal judge.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Little in 1958 received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1961, he obtained Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School. From 1961 to 1965, he was in private practice in New Orleans. In 1965, he moved his practice to Alexandria in Rapides Parish in Central Louisiana, He remained with the Gold, Little, Simon, Weems, and Bruser firm until he was appointed in 1984 to the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

On September 11, 1984, Little was nominated to the district court by U.S. President Ronald W. Reagan to fill the position vacated by the retirement of Nauman S. Scott, an original appointee of Richard M. Nixon. Little was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 11, 1984, and received his commission the following day. He served as chief judge from 1996 to 2002 and then assumed senior status on May 30, 2002. Little was under senior status until his retirement from the bench on May 15, 2006.

While in the Western District, Little sat on some 250 cases on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth circuits.

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  • Tulane University Law School
  • Tulane University
  • Bachelor of Arts
Lived in
  • Alexandria

on July 23, 2013


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