THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Oslo, Norway) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release November 2, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES REVIUS ORTIQUE AS U.S. ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE
FIFTY-FOURTH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS
The President today announced his intent to nominate Revius Ortique to serve as United States Alternate Representative to the Fifty-fourth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Mr. Revius Ortique, of New Orleans, Louisiana, retired as a Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court in 1994. A distinguished member of the judicial community, Justice Ortique also was appointed and then elected as a Member of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. He served in that capacity from 1978 until his appointment to the Louisiana Supreme Court in 1992. Prior to entering the judiciary, Justice Ortique participated as Co-Counsel on many landmark civil rights cases. Justice Ortique has served on several Boards and Commissions, being chosen by four U.S. Presidents to serve in various capacities. He has been presented with many honors including the Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Consortium of Loyola, Tulane and Xavier Universities.
Mr. Ortique received his A.B. from Dillard University of New Orleans in 1947, his M.A. from the University of Indiana in 1949 and his J.D. from Southern University Law Center in 1956.