The office of Coroner was established in 1805 and, until 1845, the governor made appointments for this position. This office is a State office according to the Louisiana Constitution Article 5 Section 29, which states “In each parish a coroner shall be elected for a term of four years. He shall be a licensed physician and possess the other qualifications and perform the duties provided by law. The requirement that he be a licensed physician shall be inapplicable in any parish in which no licensed physician will accept the office.”
Recent Historical Highlights
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