|Andrew Brutton Gallagher|
1979 – 1999
|Born|| September 21, 1929|
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
|Died|| April 11, 2020 (aged 90)|
|Resting place||Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport|
|Spouse(s)||Marilyn Hammond Gallagher|
|Children|| Laura Gallagher Amberson|
John Andrew Gallagher
|Alma mater|| Walnut Hills High School (Cincinnati)
Washington and Lee University
|Occupation|| Attorney and judge|
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.
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.
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.