Harry Connick, Sr.

Harry Connick, Sr.

Politician + Lawyer + Prosecutor + Businessman
Born Mar 27, 1926

Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Sr. is a New Orleans attorney who is best known for serving as the district attorney of the Parish of Orleans, which contains the City of New Orleans, from 1973 to 2003. His son, Harry Connick, Jr. is a successful singer, pianist, actor, and humanitarian. The elder Connick is a singer, long performing a few nights a week at local clubs as a hobby. He has been outspoken on the use of narcotics and pressed for drug testing of high-school students.… Read More

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1926 Birth Born on March 27, 1926.


1973 47 Years Old In 1973 Connick defeated incumbent New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison who had recently been tried and acquitted of corruption charges. … Read More


1981 55 Years Old …  They also had a daughter, Suzanna, and a son, Harry, Jr. Anita Connick died of ovarian cancer, aged 55, in 1981. … Read More


1987 61 Years Old In 1987, Connick waged an unsuccessful challenge to incumbent William J. "Billy" Guste, Jr. for the position of Louisiana Attorney General. … Read More
1989 63 Years Old In 1989, Connick was indicted on racketeering charges for aiding and abetting a gambling operation by returning gambling records to an arrested gambler. … Read More
1990 64 Years Old On July 25, 1990, he was acquitted.
1995 69 Years Old In 1995, while District Attorney, Connick promised to the Assassination Records Review Board and at a public meeting in New Orleans that he would donate the Garrison investigative files which were still in his office. … Read More
2003 77 Years Old In 2003, Connick did not seek re-election and was inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in Winnfield. … Read More
2007 81 Years Old In 2007, a man named John Thompson, who was wrongfully convicted of murder by Connick's DA office due to evidence withholding, was awarded a $14 million verdict by a federal court jury. … Read More
2010 84 Years Old The Orleans Parish DA's office appealed and the case, Connick v. Thompson, was orally argued before the U.S. Supreme Court during the October 2010 term. By a 5-4 vote split along ideological lines, the Supreme Court overturned the $14 million award in a decision issued on March 29, 2011. … Read More
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