John J. Hainkel, Jr. (A & S ’59, L ’61)
2013 Hall of Fame Inductee
After graduating Order of the Coif as a member of both the Tulane Law Review and the moot court board, John Hainkel was an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer who went on to make American political history as the first person ever to serve as both Speaker of the House and President of the Senate in a state legislature. During 37 years in office, Senator Hainkel was a revered leader and devoted Tulanian who fostered collaboration across party lines and was a powerful advocate for higher education.
John Hainkel III (L ’87) and Alida “Lele” Hainkel (L ’92) accept the 2013 Hall of Fame award for their father, John J. Hainkel, Jr. (A& S ’59, L ’61).