Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2017 Inductee

Jimmy N. Dimos

Judge Dimos is a retired District Judge from the 4th Judicial District Court. Prior to his terms on the bench, Jim served for 24 years as a State Representative, including a term as Speaker of the House. A longtime title insurance agent and veteran real estate attorney, Jim has over 45 years’ experience practicing law. Dimos is a native of the Republic of Macedonia. He immigrated to the United States in 1951. In 1956, Dimos graduated from Neville High School in Monroe. In 1960, he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. In 1963, Dimos garnered a degree from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. The next year he was admitted to the bar and joined the McKeithen, Mouser and McKinley law firm. Before he entered the legislature, Dimos was the executive director from 1971 to 1972 of the Miss Louisiana Pageant. Dimos was elected to the District 16 House seat in Ouachita Parish in 1975, the same year that Governor Edwin Washington Edwards won the second of his four gubernatorial terms. Dimos became a reformer in the legislature and was hence tapped by Roemer as Speaker in 1988.