Beloved Former New Orleans City Council President and Judge, Eddie Sapir, Passes Away at 87

New Orleans, Louisiana – Eddie Sapir, a prominent former judge and city council president, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 87. The exact cause of his death has not yet been disclosed. Sapir was remembered by his longtime friend and former colleague, Congressman Troy Carter, as one of the city’s “greats.” Carter expressed his sadness over the loss, highlighting Sapir’s love for New Orleans and its people. He served as a state representative, municipal court judge, and city council president, dedicating his life to the welfare of the city he cherished. The congressman offered his condolences to Sapir’s son JP and the rest of the family.

Over his career, Sapir held various significant positions in New Orleans. He served four terms on the city council, with the first starting in the late 1960s after a two-year term in the state House of Representatives. He returned for a second stint in the late 1980s, during which he aligned himself with Mayor Marc Morial. Additionally, Sapir spent 20 years on the Municipal Court bench. His involvement in the legal field extended beyond New Orleans, as he famously worked as an attorney for Billy Martin, a Major League Baseball manager.

Funeral arrangements for Eddie Sapir are currently pending.

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