Distinguished Alumni Society
The Distinguished Alumni Society recognizes and honors those alumni who demonstrate outstanding leadership beyond the Webb School community. Membership in the Distinguished Alumni Society is awarded by the Alumni Board and the Board of Trustees of The Webb School. Members of the Distinguished Alumni Society include Webb Alumni who, through personal commitment, work ethic, and service, have achieved significant success in their professional careers and have made outstanding contributions to their communities, demonstrating Sawney's mission and bringing honor to themselves and to the Webb School.All living Webb School Alumni are eligible for membership in the Distinguished Alumni Society. Candidates are nominated and selected by the Alumni Board and confirmed by the Board of Trustees. At Webb, an “alumnus/alumna” is defined as any individual who completed one or more academic year(s) in grades nine through twelve at Webb School.
Scott Crichton is serving his third year as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, having qualified without opposition on August 22, 2014. His ten-year term began January 1, 2015.
Prior to his election to the Supreme Court, Scott served 24 years as a judge with the First Judicial District Court (Shreveport/Caddo Parish), presiding over 25,000 cases in both the civil and criminal divisions. By order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Scott previously served one cycle as a judge pro tempore for the First Circuit Court of Appeal.
Scott is co-chair of the Louisiana Judicial College; he serves on the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics and is a frequent lecturer throughout the state on ethics.
Scott is a past president of the Louisiana District Judges Association; a past member of the Advisory Committee to the Supreme Court on Revision of the Judicial Canons, the Louisiana Judicial College Board of Governors, the Court Rules Committee (Rules for Louisiana District Courts and Juvenile Courts, appendices and Numbering Systems for Louisiana Family and Domestic Relations Procedures), and the Criminal Best Practices Committee. He has served numerous terms as chair or co-chair of the Shreveport Bar Association Continuing Legal Education and has served on the CLE Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Scott is certified by the National Judicial College in program design and has taught more than 100 CLE hours to lawyers and judges. He is also a graduate of the inaugural class of the Louisiana Judicial Leadership Institute. Since 2007, Scott has presented a PowerPoint teen consequences program, “Don’t Let This Be You”, to more than 20,000 teenagers/parents at various high schools, churches and community groups; he has also presented “Sexting, Texting and Beyond”, for teenagers, parents, and teachers on electronic laws and related misbehavior.
Having grown up in Minden, Scott completed North Carolina Outward Bound School (1971); graduated from The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee (1972); Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (Bachelor of Science, 1976); and Paul M. Hebert LSU Law Center (Juris Doctor, 1980). During the 1980s, he served as an assistant district attorney for Caddo Parish, maintained a civil practice, and served as an adjunct instructor of Business Law at LSU-Shreveport.
He is a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Shreveport, where he served a three-year term on the vestry. He is “quarterly co-host” of a popular Sunday morning Shreveport radio program, “I Am My Faith.”
Scott, age 62, and his wife, Susie, now live in Sibley, Webster Parish, and have two adult sons – both of whom are lawyers.
2016 Jorge Redmond '66
2015 Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr. '60
2014 Ed R. Davies '49
2013 Dr. E. Hunter Welles, III '63
2012 Forrest Shoaf '68
2012 Desaix Anderson '54
2011 E. Vane McClurg '60
2010 Pick Stephens '56
2010 Bob F. Thompson '65
2009 Rusty Vest '72
2008 A. Jones Yorke, Jr. '49
2007 Phillip G. Coop '66
2006 Robert Collins '45*
2005 John M. Flexner '44*
2004 Lemuel H. Tate '44
2003 Walter W. Manley, II '64
2002 Edward L. Kaplan '54
2001 Charles P. Alexander '68
2000 George E. Pine, III '68
1999 Robert J. Gilliland '44
1998 Hon. Frank D. Upchurch, Jr. '40 *
1997 William T. Allen, III '40 *
1997 Burch Williams '35*
1996 Sam H. Mann, Jr. '43*
1996 James S. Gilliland '51
1996 Buford Gordon '22 *
1995 John B. Hardin '50 *
1995 Hamilton D. Upchurch '43*
1995 George B. Huddleston '50 *
1994 W. Lane Abernathy '39 *
1994 James R. Meadows, Jr. '52*
1994 Henry O. Whiteside '29 *
1993 Wilson Sims, Sr. '42
1993 Wayne M. Rogers, Jr. '50*
1992 Hon. Lester Glenn Fant, Jr. '23 *
1992 Dr. Frank H. Constantine '29 *
1992 Bryant B. Skinner '41
1991 John H. Crichton '38 *
1991 Dr. Lewis M. Branscomb '43