BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The LSU Law Center has announced that Interim Co-Dean and professor, Cheney C. Joseph Jr. has died.
He was 73.
Joseph, who was a faculty member at the LSU Law Center since 1972, graduated from University High School in 1960. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1964 and received his law degree from the LSU Law Center in 1969.
He also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1960 until 1966.
At LSU, he taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence.
He served as Interim Co-Dean and Vice-Chancellor of student affairs under three Law Center chancellors.
Joseph also held several positions in his legal career.
Joseph served as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, First Assistant District Attorney and of East Baton Rouge Parish, Judge Pro Tempore for the 16th JDC, Judge Pro Tempore for the 40th JDC and Executive Counsel to Governor Mike Foster.
He also served as the executive director of the Louisiana Judicial College.
He is survived by his wife Mary, sons Allen and Tarell, three grandchildren and his brothers Allen and Colley.