Birthplace
New Orleans, Louisiana

Spouse
Renee' Wing Bagneris

Children
4

Degrees
St. Augustine High School; Xavier University, 1966 - 1970; Received Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science; Xavier University, 1977 Received Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling, 1977; Tulane University Law School Received Juris Doctor, 1981

Office and Positions
1999 - Elected Judge, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1992 - 1999, President Pro Tempore, La. Senate; 1983- December, 1998, Louisiana State Senator.; 1989-1990, President, La. Legislative Black Caucus; 1980-1982, Public Defender, New Orleans Indigent Defender Program; 1976-1978, Freshman Counselor with Xavier University; 1974-1976, Pre-Med Recruiter with Xavier University; 1972-1974, Probation Officer, New Orleans Alcohol Safety Action Project; 1970-1972, Case Worker, La. Dept. of Public Welfare; 1970, Phfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Professional Memberships


Civic Associations
Most significant district activity is acknowledging and awarding legislative certificates to district scholars and celebrating their excellence in education with an annual breakfast in their honor; making personal contact and taking souvenir photos with students and their parents.

Honors
1985, Appreciation Award, Concerned Citizens for Better Government; 1986, Crusade Award, La. Voter Registration Education; 1987, Sidney N. Collier Memorial Award; 1989-1990, Meritorious Service, La. Legislative Black Caucus; 1990, Distinguished Service Award, LAE; 1990, Senator of the Year, LFT; 1990, Appreciation Award, American Assn. of Retired Persons; 1992, Appreciation Award, Citizen Reddy Education; 1992, Certificate of Merit, City of New Orleans; 1992, Recognition Award, AABE; 1992, Meritorious Leadership Award, Anheuser-Busch Cos.; 1992, Outstanding Legislator Award,Victims & Citizens Against Crime; 1993, Appreciation Award, La. Assn. of the Deaf; 1994, Appreciation Award, Reality House; 1994, Legislator of the Year Award, ARC of Louisiana; 1995, Outstanding Alumnus, Tulane University