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John Bennett Johnston, Jr., (father-in-law of Tim Roemer), a Senator from Louisiana; born in Shreveport, Caddo Parrish, La., June 10, 1932; educated in the public schools of Shreveport, La.; attended W...

6/20/2015 6/22/2015

Bill Cassidy, a Senator and a Representative from Louisiana; born in Highland Park, Lake County, Ill., September 28, 1957; B.S., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La., 1979; M.D., Louisiana Stat...

6/20/2015 6/22/2015

John Berlinger Breaux, a Representative and a Senator from Louisiana; born in Crowley, La., March 1, 1944; graduated, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, 1964; graduated, Louisiana State U...

11/13/2008 6/22/2015

Elaine Schwartzenburg Edwards (born March 8, 1929) is a former interim member of the United States Senate and the first wife of Edwin Washington Edwards, making her a former First Lady of Louisiana. ...

12/7/2010 6/22/2015

Eligius Fromentin, a Senator from Louisiana; born in France; pursued classical studies; ordained a Catholic priest; exercised his ministry at Etampes, France; fled from France during the Reign of Terro...

6/20/2015 6/20/2015

John Spafford Harris, a Senator from Louisiana; born in Truxton, Cortland County, N.Y., on December 18, 1825; attended the common schools; moved to Du Page County, Ill., then on to Milwaukee, Wis., in ...

6/20/2015 6/20/2015

George Augustus Waggaman, a Senator from Louisiana; born in Caroline County, Md., in 1782; completed preparatory studies under private tutors; studied law; admitted to the bar in Caroline County, Md., ...

2/20/2008 6/20/2015

Jean Noel Destréhan, a Senator from Louisiana; born in 1754 in that section of Louisiana which became the St. Charles Parish; engaged in mercantile pursuits and as a planter; member, legislative...

10/16/2007 6/20/2015

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....

8/22/2014 8/22/2014

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...

8/22/2014 8/22/2014

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...

8/22/2014 8/22/2014

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 ...

8/22/2014 8/22/2014

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) ...

8/22/2014 8/22/2014

Mary Loretta Landrieu (/ˈlændruː/ lan-drew; born November 23, 1955) is an American politician and former United States Senator from the state of Louisiana. She is a member of the...

8/17/2014 8/17/2014

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...

12/7/2008 6/15/2014

Joseph Eugene Ransdell (October 7, 1858 - July 27, 1954) was a United States Representative and Senator from Louisiana. Born in Alexandria, the seat of Rapides Parish in central Louisiana, Ransdell a...

11/25/2008 5/24/2014

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...

5/11/2014 5/11/2014

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...

7/3/2013 7/13/2013

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...

1/5/2012 7/13/2013

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...

3/21/2012 5/9/2013

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...

9/14/2009 4/4/2013

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...

4/4/2013 4/4/2013

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...

1/19/2013 1/19/2013

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...

10/29/2012 10/29/2012

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...

1/3/2011 10/19/2012

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...

1/30/2012 9/30/2012

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. ...

3/19/2012 9/28/2012

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...

1/31/2012 1/31/2012

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...

1/31/2012 1/31/2012

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...

1/31/2012 1/31/2012

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...

1/31/2012 1/31/2012

) 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),...

1/30/2012 1/30/2012

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...

12/3/2010 1/30/2012

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...

11/18/2010 1/30/2012

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...

1/30/2012 1/30/2012

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...

6/5/2009 1/30/2012

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) ...

1/29/2012 1/29/2012

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 ...

11/17/2010 1/29/2012

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...

9/15/2008 1/29/2012

) 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...

10/16/2009 1/29/2012

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...

2/24/2009 1/29/2012

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 ...

8/2/2007 1/29/2012

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

"Rosa"

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...

2/24/2009 1/29/2012

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. ...

2/24/2009 1/29/2012

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 ...

6/5/2009 1/29/2012

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...

8/15/2010 1/29/2012

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...

6/5/2009 1/29/2012

Sen. James Brown (DemRep-LA) MP (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...

6/5/2009 1/29/2012

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...

1/29/2009 1/29/2012