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 James Ulon Galloway

James Ulon Galloway

Naples, Morris County, Texas, USA
Death 21 Jun 1957 (aged 58)
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 86866928 · View Source
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Obituary from the Shreveport Times newspaper, June 22, 1957, Saturday, p. 3-A:

District Judge Succumbs to Heart Attack – James U. Galloway Funeral Services Are Set for Today

Funeral services for District Judge James U. Galloway will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon in Osborn Funeral Home Chapel.

Dr. James W. Middleton, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Forest Park, following special Masonic services to be held by Joppa Lodge No. 362, F. and A. M.

Judge Galloway was prominently identified with the bench and the bar here since he was a young man. He twice served as district attorney of this parish and had been a judge of Caddo District Court for 13 years.

The jurist, who was 58, died of a heart attack at 7:30 a.m. yesterday in his home, 570 Oneonta.

Earlier this spring, Judge Galloway was hospitalized for a heart ailment, and he had only recently returned to the bench on a limited basis.

The four judges of Caddo District Court serve alternate terms in the criminal and civil divisions, and at this time Judge Galloway was on the civil bench. He had held a regular session of court Thursday morning.

Both criminal and civil divisions of court were suspended for the day yesterday following announcement of his death.

Judge Galloway was assistant city attorney for Shreveport from November, 1922, until January of 1926.

District Attorney

In 1930 he was elected district attorney for a term of six years and in 1936 he was re-elected for a second term of office.

In 1940 he ran unsuccessfully on the Democratic ticket for Congress.

Judge Galloway was elected to the district court bench in 1944 to fill the unexpired term of Judge J. H. Stephens, who retired. He was re-elected in the regular elections of 1948, and again in 1954.

At the time of his death, Judge Galloway was serving his third term. He had three years of the six-term remaining.

When he was not holding public office, Judge Galloway practiced privately here.

He was a member of the Shreveport Bar Assn., the Louisiana Bar Assn., and the American Bar Assn.

Judge Galloway was a leader in Masonry here for many years and at one time was active in the American Legion.

He was a 33rd Degree Mason, highest honorary degree in Masonry, and had earned all the chairs in the Scottish Rite bodies. He had advanced through the York Rite and was on the degree teams, specializing in conferring the 32nd degree.

He also was interested in the work of the Blue Lodge and the Shrine, serving once as a potentate of El Karubah Shrine. He was a past master of Joppa Lodge No. 362, F. and A. M.

Judge Galloway was born at Naples in Morris County, Tex., on June 15, 1899. He was the son of James and Mary E. Perkins Galloway.

The jurist spent his boyhood at Vivian, where his father was principal of the school. The elder Galloway was also mayor of Vivian and a member of the parish school board.

Judge Galloway moved to Shreveport in 1919, following his graduation from LSU with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He later returned to LSU for his law degree in 1920.

The jurist helped work his way through school by working in oil fields of the parish summers.

While at LSU he was cadet major of the ROTC, and he served for a time in World War I as an infantry lieutenant.

He opened his first law office here in 1920 after he was admitted to the Louisiana Bar.

Judge Galloway was married in 1927 to the former Miss Sydney Aline Barrow, who survives him.

In addition to his widow, he is survived by three sons, James U. Galloway Jr., who is attending school in Los Angeles, Calif., Sidney B. Galloway, a practicing attorney here, and Edgar B. Galloway, who is studying medicine; a brother, Dr. Edgar Galloway, former superintendent of Confederate Memorial Hospital; one sister, Mrs. Henry H. Whitten, Shreveport; and a granddaughter, Carolyn Galloway.

Active pallbearers will be John R. Pleasant, W. R. Barrow,
Dist. Atty. Edwin L. Blewer, Hunter H. Huckaby, T. B. Peyton, James E. Nelson, H. S. Weston, E. R. Fink, R. C. Ridgeway, and George Conger.

Honorary pallbearers will include judges of the First Judicial District, associates and friends in the Caddo Parish court house, and members of the following Masonic bodies: Joppa Lodge; Shreveport Chapter No. 10 R.A.M.; Ascension Commandery No. 6 K.T.; Shreveport Consitory; Scottish Rite Masonry; St. Mathew Conclave No. 24, Red Cross of Constantine; Shreveport Court No. 26, R.O.J.; and El Karubah Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S.




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