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James Austin Gray II: Councilmember District "E"

James Gray Councilmember James Gray has lived and worked in his adopted hometown of New Orleans for 36 years, and has been a member of the District "E" community since 1988. A product of the Scottlandville, LA public schools, Councilmember Gray received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Morehouse College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard University School of Law. He served with the United States Marines Corp for three years including a tour in Vietnam where he was an infantry platoon commander.

As a practicing attorney, Councilmember Gray has worked on desegregation, civil and housing rights cases, and has served on numerous housing and neighborhood development boards, including the Desire/Florida CDC. He is a former LSU law professor and president of the Louisiana Law institute, and currently teaches trial practice at Tulane University.

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Councilmember Gray with representatives of All Souls Episcopal Church.

Friday, January 11, 2013 Councilmember Gray speaks at the New Orleans East Hospital Groundbreaking with Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Archbishop Gregory Aymond, and Hospital Service District Chair Ronnie Burns.


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