John Francis Latham (Senior) was a life-long resident of New Orleans. Born October 4, 1920 he graduated from Fortier High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, '42, and LLB, '47, from Tulane University and served in the Naval Officers' Training Corps at Tulane University. He was commissioned an Ensign, in USNR in 1942 and saw active duty in the U. S. Navy as a Deck and Gunnery Officer on the USS Cincinnati CL-6 and USS Monterey CVL-26 (Plank Owner). In August 1944, Mr. Latham was advanced to full Lieutenant, USNR. Following the War, he practiced as an Average Adjuster for over 45 years. He was a member of the New Orleans Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association. Mr. Latham died May 9, 2012.