|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1882|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1959|
New Orleans Times-Picayune October 25, 1959
N.O. Attorney Expires at 76
Boswell Prominent Here Many Years
Gordon S. Boswell, New Orleans attorney who served as honorary consul of Czechoslovakia when that country was invaded by Germany, died at 7:10 a.m. Saturday at his home, 1621 Charlton Dr.
Mr. Boswell had been ill for some time. He was 76.
Funeral services will be held at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Inc, funeral home. Religious services will be held at the Holy Comforter church with interment in Metairie cemetery.
Mr. Boswell was born in New Orleans Dec. 30, 1882, and attended old Boyz High school and Soule college. He was awarded law degrees from the Unversity of Virginia and Tulane university.
On Loyola Faculty
He was on the Loyola university law school faculty from 1923 to 1928.
In 1934 he was asked to become the honorary consul of Czechosolovkia, a country he had never seen, a nation of which he knew little. He accepted the appointment from Jan Masaryk, then president of the little Balkan country. President Roosevelt pproved the appointment the same year.
In 1939, Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and the Nazi consul here was instructed to take over the New Orleans consular offices of the country. Mr. Boswell, who used the same office for his law practice, refused to turn over any papers.
In 1948, Mr. Boswell was told to recognize the Communist government in Prague. Again he refused. He said he would continue to represent the old democratic form of government and represent American citizens and Czechoslovakians with property interest in the country.
Mr. Boswell was one of the founders of the New Orleans Bar Association and was a member of the American and Louisiana State Bar Associations.
He served as counsel for the American Federation of Insurance and was a member of grievance and ethics and library committees in the old Louisiana Bar Association.
Mr. Boswell was honored last year by the New Orleans Bar Association for more than 50 years in practice. He was actively engaged in his private practice until his recent illness.
He was a member of Delta Tau Delta social fraternity, Boston Club, Louisiana Club, Elks and several law fraternities.
Survivors include his widow Laura Lee Cooney, three sons, Gordon S. Boswell Jr. of Baton Rouge, Robert Lee Cooney and Laura Lee Cooney both of New Orleans; a daughter, Mrs. William Blades Robinson of Vero Beach, Fla.; and a sister; Mrs. John Stump Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa.
Laura Lee Cooney Boswell (1893 - 1976)
Chandler Gantt Boswell (1921 - 1943)*
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