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Andrew Gallagher

Andrew Brutton Gallagher​​

Judge of the Juvenile Court
in Caddo Parish, Louisiana​​
In office
1979​​ – 1999​​

Born September 21, 1929​​
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA​​
Died April 11, 2020 (aged 90)​​
Shreveport, Louisiana​​
Resting place Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport​​
Spouse(s) Marilyn Hammond Gallagher
Children Laura Gallagher Amberson

John Andrew Gallagher
Patrick Thomas Gallagher
Paul Tudor Gallagher (deceased)
Andrew Cadwalleder and Dulce Brutton Gallagher​

Alma mater Walnut Hills High School (Cincinnati)

Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee Law School
Louisiana State University

Occupation Attorney and judge

United States Army
in Korean War

Religion Presbyterian

Andrew Brutton Gallagher, known as Andy Gallagher (September 21, 1929 – April 11, 2020), was a juvenile court judge in Shreveport, Louisiana. [1]

Gallagher was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Andrew Cadwalleder Gallagher and the former Dulce Brutton, who both died early in life. He was hence reared by Harry and Bertha Brutton, his maternal uncle and aunt. He graduated from Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, Washington and Lee University and the WLU Law School, both in Lexington, Virginia. During the Korean War, he served in the United States Army reserves and was stationed in Berlin, Germany at the height of the Cold War. Soon after his military service, he was engaged in the private practice of law. In 1979, he was elected as juvenile court judge, a position that he filled until his retirement in 1999.[2]

Judge Gallagher served on the committee to write the state's Children' Code. He was a president of the Louisiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Northwest Louisiana Law Enforcement Planning Council. He was a member of the Shreveport, Louisiana, and Virginia bar associations and the Louisiana District Judges Association. He was a director of Rutherford House, a residential home for juvenile offenders located at 618 Herndon in Shreveport, a residential home for juvenile offenders.[2]

He was predeceased by a son, Paul Tudor Gallagher. He was survived by his wife, the former Marilyn Hammond (born 1936); daughter, Laura Gallagher Amberson and husband, Joe; son, John Andrew Gallagher and his wife, Camille; son, Patrick Thomas Gallagher and wife, Mary, and seven grandchildren He was a Presbyterian.[2]


  1. Andrew Gallagher (Shreveport). Retrieved on April 30, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Honorable Judge Andrew Brutton Gallagher obituary. The Shreveport Times (April 13, 2020). Retrieved on April 30, 2020.