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Biography of 	Edrington, Prentice Ellis Jr.;  Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Submitted by 	Mike Miller April 1998

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Edrington, Prentice Ellis., Jr., well-known New Orleans attorney, was born
at New Orleans, La., March 3, 1889; son of P. E. and Marguerite (Kuntz)
Edrington, the former of whom was born in St. John-the-Baptist parish, La.,
Nov. 29, 1858; son of Morris and Marie Louise (De Marcy) Edrington, the
former of whom was likewise born in St. John-the-Baptist parish, and a son
of Benjamin Franklin Edrington, born in Kentucky, a pioneer in Louisiana,
and the only representative of the Edrington family in the state at that
early time.  The mother was a daughter of Nicholas Kuntz and of French
ancestry.  Prentice E. Edrington, Sr., has been a practicing attorney in
Louisiana since his graduation from Tulane university.  In 1892 he was
appointed by Gov. Nicholls as district attorney of the judicial district
composed of Jefferson, St. Charles and St. John-the-Baptist parishes, and
following this appointment removed from New Orleans to Reserve, where the
family has since resided.  In 1906 he was elected district judge to fill
the unexpired term of Judge Jerome Gaudet of the 28th judicial District
court, and has since continued as incumbent of that office, having been
reelected in Sept., 1912, for another term of 4 years.  Judge Edrington was
the presiding jurist in the celebrated kidnaping case involving the Lamana
child in 1907.  Prentice Ellis Edrington, Jr., is the eldest of 7 children
born to his parents.  His boyhood days were passed at Reserve, in St.
John-the-Baptist parish.  In the course of his education he attended the
Jesuit Brothers' college, at New Orleans, and later Chenet Institute.
Following this he received appointment to the United States Naval academy
at Annapolis, Md., where he matriculated and spent 1 year in preparation
for the life of a naval officer, but then returned to New Orleans and
entered the law school of Tulane university.  After 2 years' study, in
Feb., 1911, he passed examination and on March 10 of the same year was
admitted to the bar, since which time he has been engaged in practice in
the city of New Orleans.  June 10, 1911, Mr. Edrington was married to Miss
Gladys M. Stewart, a daughter of Hunter and Armide (White) Stewart of New
Orleans.  One child, Ethelyn Gladys, has been born to their union.  Mr.
Edrington is affiliated with the Democratic party, a member of the Catholic
church and a member of the national fraternity of Beta Theta Pi.

Source:  Louisiana:  Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events,
Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (volume 3), pp.
144-145.  Edited by Alcee Fortier, Lit.D.  Published in 1914, by Century
Historical Association.

Bio for Prentis Ellis Edrington, Jr.

Describes his lineage and his marriage to Gladys Stewart, daughter of Hunter Stewart.

Owner of originalMike Miller
DateApr 1998
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