Tom Wicker, 14 years on the NJC faculty and former NJC Board member, dies at 97

By John Pope | Published on NOLA.com on FEB 26, 2021

Fond of litigation, he sat on 24th District and 5th Circuit courts

Thomas Carey Wicker Jr., whose legal career included 26 years as a judge in two courts, died Wednesday at his Metairie home. He was 97.

A lifelong resident of the New Orleans area, Wicker had a private law practice until 1972, when he decided to make what turned out to be a successful run for a judgeship on the 24th Judicial District Court. Thirteen years later, he won a seat on the 5th Louisiana Circuit Court of Appeal, where he sat until he retired in 1998.

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