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Jacques Dupré

Birthplace: New Orleans, LA, USA
Death: Died in LA, USA
Place of Burial: Opelousas, Louisiana, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Laurent Dupré de Terrebonne and Marie Josephe Dupré
Husband of Theotiste Dupré
Father of Lastie Dupré; Cyprien Dupre; Valerin Dupre; Celeste Celestin Rousseau; Jacques Dupre and 2 others
Brother of Laurent Dupre; Eugenie Bordelon; Antoine Dupre and Charles Aaron Dupre

Occupation: 8th Governor of Louisiana, Major in 16th Regiment of the Louisiana Militia; Louisiana House of Representatives; Louisiana Senate, State Senator
Managed by: Joel Scott Cognevich
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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.

was a Louisiana State Representative, State Senator and the eighth Governor.

Beginning in 1815, Dupré served as a Major in the 16th Regiment of the Louisiana Militia. He saw combat at the Battle of New Orleans along with two of his sons.
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Jacques Dupré's Timeline

February 12, 1773
New Orleans, LA, USA
April 24, 1793
Age 20
March 20, 1795
Age 22
November 6, 1796
Age 23
Age 23
Age 24
Age 25
November 18, 1801
Age 28
Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States
September 14, 1846
Age 73