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Walter Guion, U.S. Senator (1849 - 1927)

Walter Guion (April 3, 1849 – February 7, 1927) was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Born near Thibodaux, he was tutored at home and then attended Jefferson College in St. James Parish....

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Solomon W. Downs, U.S. Senator (1801 - 1854)

Solomon Weathersbee Downs (1801 – August 14, 1854) was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Born in Montgomery County, Tennessee, he pursued classical studies and graduated from the Transyl...

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Pierre Soulé, U.S. Senator (1801 - 1870)

Pierre Soulé (August 31, 1801 – March 26, 1870) was an attorney, politician and diplomat from Louisiana during the mid-19th century. Serving as a United States Senator from 1849 to 1853...

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Josiah S. Johnston, U.S. Senator (1784 - 1833)

Josiah Stoddard Johnston (November 24, 1784 – May 19, 1833) was a United States Representative and Senator from Louisiana. Born in Salisbury, Connecticut, he moved with his father to Kentucky ...

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Allan B. Magruder, U.S. Senator (1775 - 1822)

Often claimed to have been born in Kentucky, but it would appear that he was actually born in western Maryland (Montgomery or Frederick County). Allan Bowie Magruder (1775 – April 16, 1822) ...

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Mary Landrieu, U.S. Senator MP

Mary Loretta Landrieu (/ˈlændruː/ lan-drew; born November 23, 1955) is the senior United States Senator from the State of Louisiana and a member of the Democratic Party. Born i...

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Samuel Douglas McEnery (1837 - 1910)

Samuel McEnery succeeded Governor Louis Wiltz when Wiltz died in office. McEnery had joined Wiltz on the Democratic pro-lottery ticket in the election of 1879, an off-year year election called for by...

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Joseph E. Ransdell, U.S. Senator (1858 - 1954)

Joseph Eugene Ransdell (October 7, 1858 – July 27, 1954) was a seven-term United States representative from Louisiana's 5th congressional district who subsequently served for three terms in th...

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Sen. Charles D. J. Bouligny (1773 - 1833)

Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny (August 22, 1773 – March 4, 1833) was a lawyer and U.S. Senator from Louisiana. He was the uncle of John Edward Bouligny. He was born in New Orleans, Louisi...

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Robert F. Broussard, US Congress (1864 - 1918)

Robert Foligny Broussard (August 17, 1864 – April 12, 1918) was both a U.S. representative and a U.S. senator from Louisiana. He was born on the Mary Louise plantation near New Iberia, the sea...

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Edwin S. Broussard, US Senate (1874 - 1934)

Edwin Sidney Broussard I (December 4, 1874 – November 19, 1934) was a United States senator from Louisiana. He was born in the village of Loureauville in Iberia Parish in the sugar-growing cou...

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Benjamin F. Jonas, U.S. Senator MP (1834 - 1911)

Benjamin Franklin Jonas (July 19, 1834 – December 21, 1911) was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Louisiana and an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was the...

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Murphy J. Foster, Sr. (1849 - 1921)

Murphy J. Foster personified Bourbonism: paternalistic and protective of the Democratic Party. Foster was part of the codification of "Jim Crow" to separate blacks and whites in daily life. He was part...

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Donelson Caffery, U.S. Senator (1835 - 1906)

Donelson Caffery (September 10, 1835 – December 30, 1906) was an American politician from the state of Louisiana, a distinguished soldier in the American Civil War, and a sugar plantation owne...

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Alexander Barrow, U.S. Senator (c.1801 - 1846)

Alexander Barrow I (March 27, 1801 – December 29, 1846) was a lawyer and United States Senator from Louisiana. He was a member of the Whig Party. He was the half-brother of Washington Barrow...

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Brig. General Joseph R. West (USA), U.S. Senator (1822 - 1898)

Joseph Rodman West (September 19, 1822 – October 31, 1898) was a United States Senator from Louisiana and a general in the United States Army during and after the American Civil War. As a co...

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Robert C. Nicholas, U.S. Senator (1793 - 1854)

Robert Carter Nicholas (1793 – December 24, 1857) was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Born in Hanover, Virginia, he served in the War of 1812 as a captain and major. He attended the Co...

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Edward Gay, U.S. Senator (1878 - 1952)

) Edward James Gay II (May 5, 1878 – December 1, 1952) was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Born on Union Plantation in Iberville Parish, he attended Pantops Academy (Charlottesville, V...

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Judah Philip Benjamin MP (1811 - 1884)

Born to a Sephardic family in the West Indies, Judah P. Benjamin was the most highly placed Jew in the Confederacy. Benjamin spent his adolescence in Charleston and briefly attended Yale University. ...

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William C. Feazel, U.S. Senator (1895 - 1965)

William Crosson Feazel (June 10, 1895 – March 16, 1965) was a short-term United States Senator from Louisiana. Born near Farmerville, the seat of Union Parish, he attended the public schools a...

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John H. Overton, U.S. Senator (1875 - 1948)

John Holmes Overton (September 17, 1875 – May 14, 1948) was an attorney and Democratic United States representative and U.S. senator from Louisiana. His nephew, Thomas Overton Brooks, was also...

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David Vitter, U.S. Senator MP

David Bruce Vitter (born May 3, 1961) is the junior United States Senator from Louisiana and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, he served in the United States House of Representatives, rep...

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Allen J. Ellender, U.S. Senator (1890 - 1972)

Allen Joseph Ellender (September 24, 1890 - July 27, 1972) was a popular U.S. senator from Houma, Louisiana (Terrebonne Parish), who served from 1937 until his death. He was a Democrat who was origin...

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John Thornton, U.S. Senator (1846 - 1917)

) John Randolph Thornton (August 25, 1846 – December 28, 1917) was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Biography Born on Notoway plantation (near White Castle in Iberville Parish),...

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Newton C. Blanchard, Governor, U.S. Senator (1849 - 1922)

Newton Crain Blanchard developed a strong career as a Bourbon Democratic Party functionary before stepping onto a higher national stage. From chairmanship of the Democratic Committee of Caddo Parish, B...

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Edward Douglass White, U.S. Senator, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (1845 - 1921)

Edward Douglass White, Jr. (November 3, 1845 – May 19, 1921), American politician and jurist, was a United States senator, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the ninth Ch...

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Charles Magill Conrad, U.S. Senator and Secretary of War (1804 - 1878)

Charles Magill Conrad (December 24, 1804 – February 11, 1878) was a Louisiana politician who served in the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, and Confederate Congres...

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Alexander Porter, U.S. Senator (1785 - 1844)

Alexander Porter (June 24, 1785 – January 13, 1844) was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Born in County Donegal, Ireland, he immigrated to the United States in 1801 with an uncle, who s...

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James B. Eustis, U.S. Senator (1834 - 1899)

James Biddle Eustis (August 27, 1834 – September 9, 1899) was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Biography Born in New Orleans, he was the son of George Eustis (1796–1858) ...

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Alexandre Mouton, Governor, U.S. Senator (1804 - 1885)

Alexander Mouton, elected as the first Democratic Governor of Louisiana, led the Constitutional Convention of 1845. The new Constitution directed the legislature to begin a public education system and ...

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William P. Kellogg, Governor, U.S. Senator (1830 - 1918)

William Pitt Kellogg (December 8, 1830 – August 10, 1918) was an American politician and a governor of Louisiana from 1873-1877 during Reconstruction. He was one of the most important politici...

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Henry Johnson, 5th Gov. of Louisiana MP (1783 - 1864)

) Henry Johnson (September 14, 1783 - September 4, 1864) was the fifth Governor of Louisiana, and served as a United States Representative and as a United States Senator. Early life Johnson w...

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Russell B. Long, U.S.Senator (1918 - 2003)

Russell Billiu Long (November 3, 1918 – May 9, 2003) was an American Democratic politician and United States Senator from Louisiana from 1948 until 1987. Early life Long was born in Shreve...

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John Slidell, U.S. Senator (1793 - 1871)

John Slidell (1793 – July 9, 1871) was an American politician, lawyer and businessman. Originally a native of New York, Slidell moved to Louisiana as a young man and became a staunch defender ...

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Rose McConnell Long, U.S. Senator (1892 - 1970)

Rose McConnell Long (April 8, 1892 – May 27, 1970) was a United States Senator and the wife of Huey Long. She was Louisiana's first female senator. Long was born in Greensburg, in Decatur Co...

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Huey Pierce "The Kingfish" Long, Jr. (1893 - 1935)

Huey Pierce Long, Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935), nicknamed The Kingfish, served as the 40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928–1932 and as a U.S. Senator from 1932 to 1935. ...

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Brig. Gen Randall Lee Gibson (CSA), U.S. Senator (1832 - 1892)

Randall Lee Gibson (September 10, 1832 – December 15, 1892) was a U.S. Senator and a member of the House of Representatives from Louisiana. He was also an brigadier general in the Confederate ...

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Edward Livingston, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State (1764 - 1836)

Edward Livingston (May 28, 1764 – May 23, 1836) was a prominent American jurist and statesman. He was an influential figure in the drafting of the Louisiana Civil Code of 1825, a civil code ba...

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William C. C. Claiborne, US Congress, Gov. (c.1775 - 1817)

For more information: William Charles Cole Claiborne (b. before 23 November 1772,[1] or on 13 August 1773,[2] or between 23 November 1773 and 23 November 1774,[3] or in August 1775[4] – d. 2...

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James Brown, U.S. Senator, Minister to France. (c.1766 - 1835)

) James Brown (September 11, 1766 – April 7, 1835) was a lawyer, U.S. Senator from Louisiana and Minister to France. He was the brother of John Brown, the cousin of John Breckinridge, James Br...

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Thomas Posey, U.S. Senator, 2nd Governor of Indiana Territory (1750 - 1818)

Thomas Posey (July 9, 1750 – March 19, 1818) was an officer in the American Revolution, a general during peacetime, the third Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, Governor of the Indiana Territory...

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