He was a leading man in many areas. Apart from being the first mayor of color in the city of New Orleans, he was also the first man of black ethnicity to receive a law degree from Louisiana State University, the Louisiana Legislature and went on to become the first African- American federal judge in the Southern United States.
He was married to Sybil Haydel. Not much is known about his wife and they both have a son name Marc Morial who later went on to became the 59th Mayor of New Orleans in Louisiana State.
His nationality was American. He died due to complications from asthma and was in the same city he was born and grew up in.
His net worth is not known.