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'''Stanford Ovide Bardwell, Jr.''' (July 2, 1940<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.mylife.com/stanford-bardwell/e36076366056|title=Stanford Bardwell|publisher=Mylife.com|accessdate=June 11, 2018}}</ref>  &ndash; June 4, 2018), was an [[attorney]] in his native [[Baton Rouge]], [[Louisiana]], who was the U. S. attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana from 1981 to 1986 during the administration of [[U.S. President]] [[Ronald W. Reagan]].  In 1983, Bardwell prosecuted the counterfeiting case against former [[Louisiana State University]] athlete William Abb "Billy" Cannon (1937-2018),<ref name=bardwelldeath>{{cite web|url=http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_e431734a-6c3f-11e8-a195-6b281cec5961.html|title=Former U.S. Attorney Stanford Bardwell, Jr., who prosecuted Barry Seal, Billy Cannon cases, dies|publisher=''The Baton Rouge Advocate''|author=Emma Dischler|date=June 9, 2018|accessdate=June 11, 2018}}</ref> who coincidentally died fifteen days before Bardwell's own passing.
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'''Stanford Ovide Bardwell, Jr.''' (July 2, 1940<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.mylife.com/stanford-bardwell/e36076366056|title=Stanford Bardwell|publisher=Mylife.com|accessdate=June 11, 2018}}</ref>  &ndash; June 9, 2018), was an [[attorney]] in his native [[Baton Rouge]], [[Louisiana]], who was the U. S. attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana from 1981 to 1986 during the administration of [[U.S. President]] [[Ronald W. Reagan]].  In 1983, Bardwell prosecuted the counterfeiting case against former [[Louisiana State University]] athlete William Abb "Billy" Cannon (1937-2018),<ref name=bardwelldeath>{{cite web|url=http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_e431734a-6c3f-11e8-a195-6b281cec5961.html|title=Former U.S. Attorney Stanford Bardwell, Jr., who prosecuted Barry Seal, Billy Cannon cases, dies|publisher=''The Baton Rouge Advocate''|author=Emma Dischler|date=June 9, 2018|accessdate=June 11, 2018}}</ref> who coincidentally died fifteen days before Bardwell's own passing.
  
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
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Bardwell was an early [[Republican Party|Republican]] activist in the capital city. He worked strenuously in 1974 and 1975 to elect Republican William Henson Moore, III, to fill Louisiana's 6th congressional district seat, a post which Moore held for twelve years until 1987. Moore left the House to run, unsuccessfully  as it developed, for the [[United States Senate]] against the [[Democratic Party|Democrat]] [[John Breaux]] to fill the seat of the retiring Democrat [[Russell Long]]. Moore will be an honorary pallbearer at Bardwell's funeral.<ref name=obit/>
 
Bardwell was an early [[Republican Party|Republican]] activist in the capital city. He worked strenuously in 1974 and 1975 to elect Republican William Henson Moore, III, to fill Louisiana's 6th congressional district seat, a post which Moore held for twelve years until 1987. Moore left the House to run, unsuccessfully  as it developed, for the [[United States Senate]] against the [[Democratic Party|Democrat]] [[John Breaux]] to fill the seat of the retiring Democrat [[Russell Long]]. Moore will be an honorary pallbearer at Bardwell's funeral.<ref name=obit/>
  
Bardwell died at his Baton Rouge home four weeks before his 78th birthday. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on June 14, 2018; interment will follow privately at Roselawn Cemetery.<ref name=obit/>
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Bardwell died at his Baton Rouge home some three weeks before his 78th birthday. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on June 14, 2018; interment will follow privately at Roselawn Cemetery.<ref name=obit/>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 16:24, 12 June 2018

Stanford Ovide Bardwell, Jr.

U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana
In office
1981–1986

Born July 2, 1940
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Died June 9, 2018 (aged 77)
Baton Rouge
Resting place Roselawn Cemetery in Baton Rouge
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Leslie Groves Bardwell
Children Brian Bardwell

Patrick Bardwell
Erin Bardwell Irby
Three grandchildren

Alma mater Baton Rouge High School

University of Michigan
Louisiana State University Law Center

Occupation Attorney

United States Air Force
Judge Advocate General Corps

Religion Presbyterian

Stanford Ovide Bardwell, Jr. (July 2, 1940[1] – June 9, 2018), was an attorney in his native Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who was the U. S. attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana from 1981 to 1986 during the administration of U.S. President Ronald W. Reagan. In 1983, Bardwell prosecuted the counterfeiting case against former Louisiana State University athlete William Abb "Billy" Cannon (1937-2018),[2] who coincidentally died fifteen days before Bardwell's own passing.

Background

One of seven children of Loyola and Stanford Bardwell, Sr., he and all his siblings were all named for prestigious universities, Harvard, Duke, Princeton, Auburn, Cornell, and Tulane. His late sister was T'lane Bardwell Berry. Bardwell graduated from Baton Rouge High School and attended the business school at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan, and later graduated in 1965 from the LSU Law Center. A participant in the Reserve Officers Training Corps, he was a veteran of the United States Air Force. he was commissioned an officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps serving in the Azores Islands attaining the rank of captain.[3]

Bardwell worked in an adult Bible study and prison ministry and was a deacon and elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge. He was active too in Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, the Governor's Criminal Justice Commission, Rotary International, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Board, and the Greater Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce.[3]

He and his wife, the former Leslie Groves (born January 5, 1944),[4] have three children, Brian Bardwell of Nashville, Tennessee, and from Baton Rouge, son Patrick and daughter, Erin Irby, and three grandchildren.[3]

Career

As U.S. attorney, Bardwell also prosecuted Adler Berriman "Barry" Seal (1939-1986), an airline pilot, drug trafficker, and informant who was gunned down in a contract murder at a halfway house. Seal's murder was ordered by Pablo Escobar of the Medellin (Colombia) drug cartel. After five years as U.S. attorney, Bardwell moved to Washington, D.C., to become the deputy general counsel for the United States Energy Department under then secretary John S. Herrington. He held this post from 1986 to 1988, when he returned to the private practice of law in Baton Rouge.[2]

Bardwell was an early Republican activist in the capital city. He worked strenuously in 1974 and 1975 to elect Republican William Henson Moore, III, to fill Louisiana's 6th congressional district seat, a post which Moore held for twelve years until 1987. Moore left the House to run, unsuccessfully as it developed, for the United States Senate against the Democrat John Breaux to fill the seat of the retiring Democrat Russell Long. Moore will be an honorary pallbearer at Bardwell's funeral.[3]

Bardwell died at his Baton Rouge home some three weeks before his 78th birthday. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on June 14, 2018; interment will follow privately at Roselawn Cemetery.[3]

References

  1. Stanford Bardwell. Mylife.com. Retrieved on June 11, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Emma Dischler (June 9, 2018). Former U.S. Attorney Stanford Bardwell, Jr., who prosecuted Barry Seal, Billy Cannon cases, dies. The Baton Rouge Advocate. Retrieved on June 11, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Stanford Bardwell obituary. The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate (June 11, 2018).
  4. Leslie Bardwell. Mylife.com. Retrieved on June 11, 2018.