Philip Ciaccio, former N.O. councilman & judge, dies at 88

Nov 15, 2015 918

by Dominic Massa

Philip Ciaccio, remembered as a fair and skilled negotiator and gentlemanly public servant during his 16 years on the New Orleans City Council throughout the 1960s and 1970s, followed by 15 years as a judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, died Friday. He was 88.

Ciaccio was first elected to the City Council in 1966, after a stint as a state lawmaker. He was elected to the District E post on the Council, representing the growing New Orleans East area and the Ninth Ward. He served 16 years on the council, during the administrations of three very different mayors – Vic Schiro, Moon Landrieu and Ernest "Dutch" Morial.

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