American attorney who was the first African-American to be permitted to practice law in Alexandria, Louisiana. He was the first African-American to practice law in Louisiana since A. P. Tureaud in 1927.
He attended the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.
He was inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in 1996, two years before his death.
He was born in Alexandria, Lousiana, but later lived in Lafayette.
He helped register African American citizens to vote after President Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.