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Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Fried Oysters, Crawfish Etouffe, Gumbo, Salmon, Sweet Potatoes
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jamiaca
Favorite Quote:
The Banjo Player Should Never Follow The Banjo Maker.

Birthplace

Born:
4/17/1958
Birth Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana

Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Fried Oysters, Crawfish Etouffe, Gumbo, Salmon, Sweet Potatoes
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jamiaca
Favorite Quote:
The Banjo Player Should Never Follow The Banjo Maker.

Birthplace

Born:
4/17/1958
Birth Location:
New Orleans
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Biography

Lawyer Timothy Francis was born on April 17, 1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Norman Francis and Blanche Francis. He received his B.A. degree from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1980, and his J.D. degree from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1984.

Prior to receiving his J.D. degree, Francis served as an assistant to Moon Landrieu, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Development in Washington, D.C. While in Washington, D.C., Francis worked on research projects, and reviewed and recommended projects for funding under the Urban Development Action Grant program. Following his graduation from Tulane University, Francis practiced law with the firm of McGlinchey Stanford. He then returned to Washington, D.C. to serve as a legislative assistant and counsel to U.S. Senator John Breaux. In this position, Francis served as an advisor on numerous legislative issues, including banking, urban affairs, housing, labor, civil rights, and health issues. In 1989, Francis moved to Los Angeles, California to become the chief operating officer of Stevie Wonder Enterprises. He managed the company’s daily operations, including film production, music publishing, and marketing. Francis also negotiated licensing, endorsements, and publishing agreements, in addition to providing financial and strategic analyses on new business opportunities. In 1994, Francis returned to New Orleans to practice law with the law firm of Sher, Garner, Cahil, Richter, Klein, & Hilbert, LLC, where he specialized in litigation, business transactions, and government relations.

Francis was involved with a number of civic organizations and social causes. He worked closely with Stevie Wonder and the United Nations in an effort to pass a global treaty to help the visually impaired gain affordable access to braille and electronic information. Francis also played an integral role in Xavier University of Louisiana’s decision to become the first historically black college in the country to open a Confucius Institute. He also served as a board member for Tulane University, The Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute, The Louise McGehee School, and The New Orleans Sugar Bowl. Francis is a member of The HistoryMakers’ National Advisory board, Lionel Hampton’s designee on the National Committee for the Lionel Hampton Center, and a member of the New Orleans tri-centennial committee as well.

Recognized within the New Orleans community for his contributions to the city, Francis, in 2015, was named in the Young Leadership Council’s list of the “25 Role Models of 2015.” He was also named as one of the Family Service of Greater New Orleans’ “10 Outstanding Persons,” as well one of the city’s top 50 leaders in the legal industry as compiled by New Orleans City Business magazine.

Timothy Francis was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on May 23, 2017.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Timothy Francis describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Timothy Francis describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Timothy Francis lists his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Timothy Francis describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Timothy Francis remembers his early education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Timothy Francis talks about his early experiences of religion
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Timothy Francis talks about his early interest in art and athletics
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Timothy Francis remembers St. John Vianney Preparatory School in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Timothy Francis talks about his father's career
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Timothy Francis recalls his experiences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Timothy Francis remembers his time at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Timothy Francis remembers working for Moon Landrieu in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Timothy Francis talks about Marc H. Morial and Harry Connick, Sr.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Timothy Francis describes his experiences at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Timothy Francis remembers serving as counsel to U.S. Senator John Breaux
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Timothy Francis recalls how he came to work for Stevie Wonder
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Timothy Francis talks about his experiences as a screenwriter and art publisher
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Timothy Francis describes his business ventures in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Timothy Francis remembers meeting his wife
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Timothy Francis describes his business ventures in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Timothy Francis talks about Stevie Wonder's song for Desmond Tutu
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Timothy Francis remembers his experiences as Stevie Wonder's speech writer
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Timothy Francis talks about his relationship with Lionel Hampton
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Timothy Francis describes his role in Mayor Marc H. Morial's administration
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Timothy Francis describes his legal work in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Timothy Francis remembers his experiences during Hurricane Katrina
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Timothy Francis talks about the challenges faced by universities after Hurricane Katrina
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Timothy Francis talks about his civic involvement in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Timothy Francis describes his cases regarding marsh salinization and municipal surveillance
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Timothy Francis reflects upon the impact of Hurricane Katrina
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Timothy Francis talks about the rebuilding of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Timothy Francis talks about the government of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Timothy Francis reflects upon the presidency of Barack Obama
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Timothy Francis talks about his honors and recognitions
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Timothy Francis describes his recent projects
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Timothy Francis reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Timothy Francis reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Timothy Francis shares a message to future generations
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Timothy Francis talks about his parents' influence