BATON ROUGE -- U.S. District Court Judge Frank Polozola, a former LSU baseball player, died Sunday after a long bout with cancer. He was 71.
Polozola had been serving as a U.S. district judge for the Middle District of Louisiana after his confirmation by the Senate in May 1980. He served as the district's chief judge from 1998 to 2005.
Polozola earned baseball letters at LSU in 1961 and 1962, and he was a member of the Tigers' '61 team that captured the Southeastern Conference championship.
Polozola, a Baton Rouge native, received a bachelor's degree in business from LSU in 1962 and graduated from LSU Law School in 1965.
Visitation for Polozola will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Rabenhorst East Funeral Home, 11000 Florida Blvd., with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m.
Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and a Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.