Ralph Shelton Hubbard Iii
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Ralph Shelton Hubbard III

Ralph Shelton Hubbard, III, 71, passed away on December 31, 2020. Born in Baton Rouge, LA, he was the son of the late Ralph Shelton Hubbard, Jr. and Emma Kohler Hubbard. Ralph graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1967 as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. He attended Louisiana State University, receiving a B.A. in 1972. Socially engaged and active in school life, he served as President of the Student Council at Baton Rouge High, Junior Division President at LSU and President and Rush Chairman of his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha. He received a M.A. in Russian History from LSU in 1974. Upon declaring "There is no future in history", he continued his education at Tulane University School of Law and graduated in 1977, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Tulane Law Review. Ralph was a named partner of Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin and Hubbard in New Orleans, Louisiana and a leading insurance coverage practitioner. He was a frequent lecturer and author, serving as co-author of The Louisiana Environmental Law Handbook (Lawyers Cooperative Publishing) and on the board of editors of various national publications. Ralph was routinely recognized by organizations such as Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in New Orleans and Louisiana Super Lawyers for his outstanding work. His dry wit was the defining hallmark of his personality. Dubbed "King of the One-Liners" by a New Orleans Judge, he was capable of diffusing tense moments with self-deprecating humor. Ralph is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nancy Hubbard (née Henderson) of Ruston, LA; two daughters, Jessica Hubbard of Columbus, OH and Caroline Hubbard of New Orleans, LA; and his brother, Lt. Col (Ret), USAF, Warren Shelton Hubbard and his wife Fran, of Epworth, GA. He was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Alison Hubbard Ashton of Durham, NC. Burial services were private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to any of these charitable organizations: The Lewy Body Dementia Association at lbda.org, St. James Episcopal Church of Baton Rouge, P. O. Box 126, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 or stjamesbr.org, or The Lugenbuhl Endowment Fund at Tulane Law School, Office of Advancement, P.O. Box 61075, New Orleans, LA 70161 or law.tulane.edu. The family would like to encourage you to visit the www.rabenhorst.com to leave your condolences.

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May 4, 2021
So sad to see Ralph passed away. I grew up with Ralph (Fishy) in Belfair and had not seen him since the 5th grade. The three little boys were inseparable in our child hood. My condolences to Ralph’s family.
Jackie Carlton
January 13, 2021
Our sympathy to the family! Nancy, you and all your family will be in our prayers.
Paul and Gwenette Spears [Ruston]
January 12, 2021
What a prince of a person and a great golf partner. My thoughts are with Nancy and her daughters. Rest in peace and I know God will be there to greet him.
Fred Fuchs
January 10, 2021
What a wonderful person you are cousin. You will be greatly missed. Amanda Bailey daughter of Ella Marie Hubbard Bailey
Amanda Leigh Bailey
January 10, 2021
I will always look fondly on the days of our youth. I looked up to Ralph all my life and he never disappointed. May he rest in peace until we meet again.
Steven Dougharty
January 10, 2021
Dear Hubbard Family,

I went to law school together with Ralph and always admired his intelligence, wit, and sense of humor. He was obviously one of the stars in Lawschool and was one of the best lawyers in New Orleans.
My thoughts are with you, but be assured that many outside his family will also not forget Ralph.
Conny Willems LAW 1977
January 10, 2021
Ralph was a classmate of mine at Tulane Law School. He was always friendly and had a great sense of humor. I am glad to have known him. R.I.P.
Jim Clark
January 10, 2021
Nancy, my condolences to you and your girls over Ralph’s death. You are all in my prayers.
Pat Baldwin
January 10, 2021
May he rest in peace.
Martin & Gayle Macdiarmid
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