Samuel D. McEnery, Governor & U.S. Senator

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Samuel Douglas McEnery

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Monroe, LA, USA
Death: June 28, 1910 (73)
New Orleans, LA, USA (Stomach Ailment)
Place of Burial: New Orleans, LA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry O'Neil McEnery and Caroline H McEnery
Husband of Elizabeth McEnery
Father of Charles McEnery; Douglas W McEnery; Jane McEnery and Rebecca Jane Parks
Brother of John McEnery; Mary N Fenner; Caroline H D Caldwell and Louise Keller McEnery

Occupation: 30th Governor of Louisiana, Lt. Governor, Associated Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court
Managed by: Joel Scott Cognevich
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About Samuel D. McEnery, Governor & U.S. Senator

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 the Constitution of 1879.

McEnery's administration, hampered by the power of State Treasurer Edward A. Burke, possessed little strength. Burke, Louisiana Lottery Company officials and Samuel James, the lessee of convict labor at the state penitentiary, ran Louisiana during McEnery's term. The lottery controlled the legislature and James controlled levee construction contracts while Burke controlled state funds. McEnery did work to improve flood protection by building more levees. He organized the Cotton Centennial Exposition, a world's fair to attract business and industry to Louisiana.

In a political arrangement with Governor Nicholls after the election of 1888, McEnery agreed not to contest the election results in exchange for a seat on the Supreme Court. McEnery later served in the U. S. Senate.

He died in New Orleans in 1910.

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Samuel D. McEnery, Governor & U.S. Senator's Timeline

May 28, 1837
Monroe, LA, USA
Age 41
June 28, 1910
Age 73
New Orleans, LA, USA
Mobile, Alabama, United States
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
New Orleans, LA, USA