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Jun 4, 2014 8:46 AM by AP

Ex-New Orleans city attorney dead at 93

Salvador Anzelmo, a former New Orleans city attorney and three-term state representative has died.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that Anzelmo died Sunday while in hospice care in Deland, Florida.

After serving in the state House of Representatives, Anzelmo became an attorney for the Legislature and later the city attorney under Mayor Dutch Morial, whom he met while the two served in the House.

Former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu recalled that in the 1960s Anzelmo took a stand against segregationist legislation and endured verbal abuse and threats because of his views.

Lankford Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements. Anzelmo is to be buried Friday at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

A memorial service is set in New Orleans for June 14 at St. Rita Catholic Church.

In this photo from 1962, State Rep. Salvador Anzelmo (far right) meets with New Orleans Mayor Vic Shiro (seated) and two other state legislators, Rep. Edward F. LeBreton, Jr. (far left) and Sen. Laurence Eustis, Jr.  (Photo Courtesy: New Orleans Public Library)

In this photo from 1962, State Rep. Salvador Anzelmo (far right) meets with New Orleans Mayor Vic Shiro (seated) and two other state legislators, Rep. Edward F. LeBreton, Jr. (far left) and Sen. Laurence Eustis, Jr. (Photo Courtesy: New Orleans Public Library)

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