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Kitty Kimball (2013)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-06-09

Duration: 00:07:37

Subjects: KIMBALL, CATHERINE "KITTY" | Law | Louisiana. Supreme Court | Women judges


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Kimball, Clyde Interviewee
  • Lemmon, Harry Interviewee
  • Morel, Georgia Interviewee
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee
  • Kimball, Kitty Speaker


This segment from the 2013 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Catherine “Kitty” Kimball accepting her recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Kimball was the first woman elected as a Louisiana District Judge and a Louisiana Supreme Court Justice. In 2009, she became the first woman to serve as the Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. The profile includes interviews with: Clyde Kimball, her husband; retired Justice Harry Lemmon; Georgia Morel, her friend; and United States Senator Mary Landrieu. Host: Beth Courtney