Alexandria civil legal rights lawyer Ed Larvadain Jr. remembered

Ed Larvadain Jr. is shown in a Town Talk file photo from 2012. Larvadain died on Friday from COVID-19, according to his family.

Edward Larvadain Jr. did not like dwelling in New Orleans back in 1966. A new law firm a short while ago graduated from Southern University, the politics of the town weren’t his type even even though it was close to his Assumption Parish spouse and children.

So when he heard that Lawful Help was trying to find Black attorneys to perform in other pieces of the point out, he set out to find a new household where by he could support some others.

Neither Tallulah nor Shreveport clicked for him, mentioned son Edward Larvadain III, but Alexandria was various.

From the time he moved right here in 1967, Larvadain blazed a path that broke barriers, riled the institution and worked to progress civil rights for the Black group. On Jan. 8, he died at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Healthcare facility.