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St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper mourns the loss of former Lt. Governor James “Jimmy” Fitzmorris, Jr.

“While many of us will remember his leadership and service, when I think of Jimmy, I’ll remember his compassionate friendship and desire to put others before self,” said Cooper. “Jimmy was an honest, hard-working gentleman in the truest sense of the word. Not to be paled by his service, his life and love for others is a testament to his faith as a devout Catholic. Please join me and Catherine in praying for his daughter, Lisa, and the Fitzmorris and Clement families.”

Fitzmorris spent much of his adult life serving the people of Louisiana and the United States, as a U.S. Army World War II veteran and dedicated elected leader. In addition to serving the citizens of New Orleans as City Councilman, Fitzmorris led the state of Louisiana as Lt. Governor and Senate President.

Fitzmorris, 99, passed away Wednesday in Slidell.

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