Jacques Dupré (1773 - 1846)

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Birthplace: New Orleans, LA, USA
Death: Died in LA, USA
Occupation: 8th Governor of Louisiana, Major in 16th Regiment of the Louisiana Militia; Louisiana House of Representatives; Louisiana Senate, State Senator
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About Jacques Dupré

Jacques Dupre was elected President of the Senate, an office left vacant after Arnaud Beauvais assumed the duties of Governor when Pierre Derbigny died in office. Upon-his election as Senate President, Dupre then became Acting Governor because Beauvais had resigned. This complicated series of successions later caused a political crisis in Louisiana.

Dupre's short term featured continued improvements in the young state's infrastructure. The legislature incorporated a railroad company, a canal company and other companies to improve navigation on state waters. A Merchant's Insurance Company begun in New Orleans protected the assets of that growing segment of society. A new company instituted to refine sugar by a new process began operating as well.

To deal with what they saw as a serious social problem, the legislature passed strict slave codes at this time in response to the work of northern abolitionists and southern slave insurrectionists.

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Jacques Dupré's Timeline

February 12, 1773
New Orleans, LA, USA
March 20, 1795
Age 22
September 14, 1846
Age 73
Opelousas, Louisiana, USA