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New Orleans City Council Members Since 1954

In 1954, with the passage of the Home Rule Charter, New Orleans adopted the Mayor-Council form of government, consisting of the Mayor and seven Council members. Two Council members are elected from the city at large and five are elected from Council districts. Council members serve 4-year terms, beginning on the first Monday in May following their election. If a member leaves office less than a year before completing his or her term, the remaining members of the City Council select a citizen with the requisite qualifications to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. If the unexpired term is for one year or more, the vacancy is filled by special election. Council members may not serve the same district for more than two consecutive terms; Council members-at-large may not serve more than two consecutive "at-large" terms. These term limitations went into effect in 1991.

Below is a list of the men and women who have served as members of the New Orleans City Council since the passage of the Home Rule Charter with brief explanations of interupted terms. Council members are listed chronologically according to the district served.

At-Large At-Large District A District B District C District D District E
Glenn P. Clasen
1954-1958
1958-1961
Appointed CAO, January 1961
Victor H. Schiro
1954-1958
1958-1961
Appointed to fill Mayor Morrison's unexpired term, 1961
A. Brown Moore
1954-1958
Paul V. Burke
1954-1958
1958-1962
James E. Fitzmorris
1954-1958
1958-1962
Fred J. Cassibry
1954-1958
1958-1961
Elected judge, Civil District Court, July 1960
Walter M. Duffourc
1954-1958
James A. Comiskey
1961-1962
Elected to fill Clasen's unexpired term
Theodore Hickey
1961-1962
Appointed to fill Schiro's unexpired term
Henry B. Curtis
1958-1962
1962-1966
1966-1970
Walter F. Marcus
1962-1966
Elected judge, Civil District Court, 1966
Clarence O. Dupuy, Jr.
1962-1966
1966-1970
1970-1976
John J. Petre
1961-1962
Elected to fill Cassibry's unexpired term
1962-1966
Theodore Hickey
1958-1961
Appointed to fill Schiro's unexpired At-Large term, 1961
James E. Fitzmorris
1962-1966
Joseph V. DiRosa
1962-1966
Peter H. Beer
1970-1974
Elected to La. Court of Appeals, 1974
Eddie L. Sapir
1967-1970
Elected to fill Marcus' unexpired term
1970-1975
Elected judge of Municipal Court, 1975
Mike Early
1976-1982
1982-1986
1986-1990
James A. Moreau
1966-1970
Walter M. Duffourc
1961-1962
Appointed to fill Hickey's unexpired term, 1961
John J. Petre
1966-1970
Moon Landrieu
1966-1970
Elected Mayor, 1970
Frank Friedler
1974-1978
Elected to fill Beer's unexpired term
1978-1980
Retired, 1980
A.L. Davis
1975-1976
Appointed to fill Sapir's unexpired term
1976-1978
Elected in his own right, 1976
Jacquelyn B. Clarkson
1990-1994
John D. Lambert
1970-1976
After the regular 1970 elections, a redistricting dispute delayed the next regular Council elections until 1976. The next regular election for Council was held in 1978.
Daniel Kelly
1962-1966
Joseph V. DiRosa
1970-1974
1974-1978
James A. Moreau
1970-1976
Joel Loeffleholz
1980-1981
Appointed to fill Friedler's unexpired term
James (Jim) Singleton
1978-1982
1982-1986
1986-1990
1990-1994
Troy Carter
1994-1998
1998-2002
Brod Bagert
1976-1978
1978-1980
Elected to La. Public Service Commission, 1980
Philip Ciaccio
1966-1970
1970-1976
1976-1978
1978-1982
Appointed judge, La. 4th Cirtcuit Court of Appeals, January 1982
Sidney J. Barthelemy
1978-1982
1982-1986
Elected Mayor, 1986
Joseph I. Giarrusso
1976-1978
1978-1982
1982-1986
1986-1990
1990-1994
Bryan Wagner
1981-1982
Elected to fill Friedler's unexpired term
1982-1986
Oliver Thomas
1994-1998
1998-2002
Jacquelyn B. Clarkson
2002-2006
Niles Hellmers
1980-1981
Elected to fill Bagert's unexpired term, 1980; elected City Court judge, 1981
Howard Beck
1982
Appointed to fill Ciaccio's unexpired term
Dorothy Mae Taylor
1986-1990
1990-1994
James (Jim) Singleton
1994-1998
1998-2002
Peggy Wilson
1986-1990
1990-1994
Renee Gill Prat
2002-2006
James Carter
2006-2010
Lambert Boissiere
1981-1982
Elected to fill Hellmers' unexpired term
1982-1986
1986-1990
1990-1994
Wayne Babovich
1982-1985
Resigned, 1985
Peggy Wilson
1994-1998
Oliver Thomas
2002-2006
2006-2007
Resigned August 13, 2007
Suzanne Haik Terrell
1994-1998
1998-1999
Resigned when elected La. Elections Commissioner
Stacey Head
2006-2010
2010-2012
Resigned (2012) when elected to fill Fielkow's unexpired At-Large position
Kristen Gisleson Palmer
2010-2014
Roy Glapion
1994-1999
Died in office
Ulysses Williams
1985-1986
Appointed to fill Babovich's unexpired term
Eddie L. Sapir
1998-2002
2002-2006
Michael Darnell
2007
Appointed to fill Thomas' unexpired term
Howell Crosby
2000
Appointed to fill Terrell's unexpired term
Diana Bajoie
2012
Appointed to fill Head's unexpired term
Nadine Ramsey
2014-2018
H. Kenneth Johnston
2000
Appointed to fill Glapion's unexpired term
Johnny Jackson, Jr.
1986-1990
1990-1994
Arnie Fielkow
2006-2010
2010-2011
Resigned to head National Basketball Retired Players Association
Jacquelyn B. Clarkson
2007-2010
Elected to fill Thomas' unexpired term
2010-2014
Scott Shea
2000-2002
Elected to fill Terrell's unexpired term
LaToya Cantrell
2012-2014
Elected to fill Head's unexpired term
2014-2018
Elected Mayor, 2018
Kristen Gisleson Palmer
2018-present
Marlin Gusman
2000-2002
Elected to fill Glapion's unexpired term
2002-2004
Resigned when elected Criminal Sheriff, 2004
Ellen Hazeur-Distance
1994-2000
Resigned when elected Clerk of First City Court
Eric Granderson
2011-2012
Appointed to fill Fielkow's unexpired term
Jason Williams
2014-2018
2018-present
John A. Batt, Jr.
2002-2006
Jay H. Banks
2018-present

David Payton
2004-2005
Appointed to fill Gusman's unexpired term
Lula Harris Breaux
2000
Appointed to fill Hazeur-Distance's unexpired term
Stacey Head
2012-2014
Elected to fill Fielkow's unexpired term
2014-2018

Shelley Midura
2006-2010


Cynthia Hedge-Morell
2005-2006
Elected to fill Gusman's unexpired term
2006-2010
2010-2014
Cynthia Willard-Lewis
2000-2002
Elected to fill Hazeur-Distance's unexpired term
2002-2006
2006-2010
Helena Moreno
2018-present

Susan Guidry
2010-2014
2014-2018


Jared C. Brossett
2014-2018
2018-present
Jon Johnson
2010-2012
Resigned, 2012


Joseph I. Giarruso
2018-present



Ernest Charbonnet
2012
Appointed to fill Johnson's unexpired term






James Austin Gray II
2012-2014
Elected to fill Johnson's unexpired term
2014-2018






Cyndi Nguyen
2018-present

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