Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2015 Inductee

Charles A “Corky” Marvin (Deceased)

Charles A “Corky” Marvin (Deceased) earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University where he was a cheerleader, editor of the Tech Talk and was named the Outstanding Journalism graduate. He was later honored by the university by being named a Distinguished Alumnus. After service in the Air Force, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University Law School in 1957. The LSU Law Center later honored Judge Marvin by naming him an honorary member of the Order of the Coif and inducting him into the Law Center Hall of Fame in 1990. Prior to his election to the bench, he was elected District Attorney of the 26th Judicial District in 1971 and was re-elected without opposition in 1972. He took the bench as judge for the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in 1975 and was re-elected in 1978 and 1988 without opposition. He served as Chief Judge of the Second Circuit from 1990 until his retirement in 1999. He taught classes at LSU Law School, Grambling University and Bossier Parish Community College. He also served as president of The Council of Chief Judges of the United States and served six terms as Webster Parish Bar Association President.