| Alfred Bruce "Al" Shapiro
(Louisiana president and
|Born|| December 29, 1942 |
|Died|| April 25, 2018 (aged 75) |
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|Spouse|| Kristina Webb Boyle Shapiro|
Alfred Bruce Shapiro, known as Al Shapiro (December 29, 1942 – April 25, 2018), was an attorney in the capital city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who formerly was the long-term president and general counsel of the liberal interest group, the American Civil Liberties Union.
Born in Alexandria in Rapides Parish, Shapiro was one of five children of Morris Shapiro (1910-2005) and the former Mary Fern Clyde (1915-1996). Morris Schapiro was one one of three Alexandria city attorneys during the first administration of former Mayor John K. Snyder and also a former member of the elected Rapides Parish School Board.
Alfred Shapiro graduated in 1960 from Alexandria's oldest public high school, Bolton High School, at which he played football. He then earned from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Juris Doctorate from the LSU Law Center. He was a member for fifty years of the Louisiana Bar Association. He and his wife, the former Kristina Webb Boyle, practiced law together in Baton Rouge.He was Jewish and a Democrat.
Alfred and Kristina Shaprio had a daughter, Melissa Lea Lopoo, the wife of Len Lopoo, and a son, David Bruce Shapiro, who predeceased his father. There are two grandchildren. He had two living sisters, Gayle Shapiro Martin and Cynthia Shapiro. Shapiro died at the age of seventy-five and is interred at Resthaven Gardens of Memory in Baton Rouge.