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Calvin Hardin


Calvin Hardin was a Baton Rouge, Lousisiana lawyer, writer, and poet. He died on Sunday, October 8th, 2000 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center at the age of 92. He practiced law in Baton Rouge for 63 years and was the author of short stories and poetry.

Hardin was born in Leesville, Louisiana and educated at Louisiana State University, where he received his undergraduate degree in 1927. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1930. In 1938 he joined the law firm, Durrett & Hardin, which later became, Durrett, Hardin, Hunger, Dameron & Fritchie. Hardin practiced with the firm until his retirement in 1994.

Hardin was active in the Baton Rouge Bar Association and served as president of the Louisiana Bar Association from 1971-72.

Hardin's stories and poems appeared frequently in The Advocate ("Poets Corner" and "The Human Condition" columns).

[Source: The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisian), October 9, 2000, Metro Edition] [A collection of his short stories was reputedly published in 1987 but we have no entry for such a book in the OCLC database]