The memory of late judge Charles A. “Corky” Marvin will live forever with other Louisiana politicians at the Louisiana Political Museum in Winnfield.
Marvin was inducted posthumously in a special ceremony recently, along with Charles “Peppi” Bruneau Jr., James “Buddy” Caldwell, John “Juba” Diez, Noble Ellington and John Maginnis.
Marvin’s wife Becky and his children and friends were present.
“There’s not too much that would’ve shocked my daddy, but this would’ve shocked him,” Marvin’s son, Schuyler, said as he responded to the award.
Becky Marvin says the family is honored with the induction.
“He (Marvin) would’ve just been thrilled out of his mind and honored,” she said.
Marvin, who passed away in April 2003 at the age of 73, served as District Attorney for the 26th Judicial District, which includes Bossier and Webster parishes, from 1971-75. His son, Schuyler, now holds that position. Marvin also served six terms as president of the Webster Parish Bar Association.
He was elected to the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in 1975, beginning a 24-year stint. He was unopposed for two additional 10-year terms in 1978 and 1988 and was named Chief Judge from 1990 until his retirement in 1999.
Winnfield is considered the birthplace of politics in Louisiana and is the home of the Louisiana Political Museum & Hall of Fame. It’s also the birthplace of three Louisiana Governors – Huey P. Long, Earl K. Long and O.K. Allen.
The Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame was created by an act of the Louisiana Legislature in 1987. The museum is housed in the old Winnfield railroad depot that was donated to the city by the L&A Railroad and was moved to its present location on Main Street.
The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST (and on Saturdays by appointment). Admission is free.