Past Diversity Events
Hon. Ralph E. Tyson has received "Distinguished Alumnus" recognition from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center recognized the Honorable Ralph E. Tyson, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana during its annual Distinguished Alumnus Reception on September 24th at the Country Club of Louisiana.
During the reception, Freddie Pitcher, Jr. (chancellor, Southern University Law Center and retired judge, Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal) introduced Judge Tyson by sharing stories of his history with Judge Tyson when they worked as prosecutors within the Louisiana Attorney General's office and then opened a practice together.
Jack M. Weiss (chancellor, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center) spoke of Judge Tyson's accomplishments, why he was a good alumnus, and how difficult it must have been for Judge Tyson to matriculate through LSU as the only black student in his class. Chancellor Weiss explained: "Ralph Tyson has devoted more than 30 years of his career to exemplary public service--as prosecutor, state court judge, and federal district judge. At every step of the way, Judge Tyson has gained the respect, admiration, and affection of his peers. He embodies the highest values of our profession. We are proud to honor this consummate professional and esteemed community leader as our distinguished alumnus of 2009."
Melvin L. "Kip" Holden (mayor, City of Baton Rouge) also praised Judge Tyson as a trailblazer and pioneer who has remained a gentlemen and who always treats people fairly. Mayor Holden declared September 24, 2009 "Judge Tyson Day" and made him an honorary mayor/president.
CONGRATULATIONS JUDGE TYSON!
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