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Orleans Parish
Louisiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Orleans Parish

Index to Locations

  • New Orleans Unknown location
  • New Orleans Carrollton Cemetery
  • New Orleans Cypress Grove Cemetery
  • New Orleans Dispersed of Judah Cemetery
  • New Orleans Girod Street Cemetery (now gone)
  • New Orleans Greenwood Cemetery
  • New Orleans Hope Cemetery
  • New Orleans Hope Mausoleum
  • New Orleans Jackson Square
  • New Orleans Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
  • New Orleans Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum
  • New Orleans Metairie Cemetery
  • New Orleans St. Louis Cemetery
  • New Orleans St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
  • New Orleans St. Louis Cemetery No. 2
  • New Orleans St. Louis Cemetery No. 3
  • New Orleans St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery


    Unknown Locations
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      John H. Thorington — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Lawyer; mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1840-41. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Father of James Thorington (1816-1887).
      Louis P. Cooke (1811-1849) — of Texas. Born in Tennessee, 1811. Colonel in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1838-39, 1841-42; Texas Republic Secretary of the Navy, 1839-41. Charged in 1843 with the murder of Captain Mark Lewis; at trial, the jury deadlocked, and he escaped before a second trial could be held. Wounded in an Indian raid on Corpus Christi in 1844 and lost an eye. Died, of cholera, in Brownsville, Cameron County, Tex., 1849 (age about 38 years). Interment somewhere.
      George Wilder Hardee (1872-1943) — also known as George W. Hardee — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla.; Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 29, 1872. Cigar manufacturer; Vice-Consul for Argentina in Jacksonville, Fla., 1923-35. Member, Rotary. Died, in a hospital at Baltimore, Md., August 21, 1943 (age 70 years, 235 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Married, February 3, 1908, to Elvira Concepcion Guerra (1885-1984; daughter of Vicente Guerra (1850-1909)).
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Richard Henry Wilde (1789-1847) — also known as Richard H. Wilde — of Augusta, Richmond County, Ga. Born in Dublin, Ireland, September 24, 1789. Democrat. Lawyer; Georgia state attorney general, 1811-13; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1815-17, 1825, 1827-35. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 10, 1847 (age 57 years, 351 days). Original interment somewhere; reinterment 1854 in private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1886 at City Cemetery, Augusta, Ga.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Adolphus Sterne (b. 1801) — Born in Cologne (Köln), Germany, 1801. Delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Nacogdoches, 1833. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Original interment somewhere; reinterment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Tex.


    Carrollton Cemetery
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      William McEniry (1860-1916) — of Illinois. Born in Rock Island County, Ill., May 9, 1860. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1897-99. Died in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill., October 14, 1916 (age 56 years, 158 days). Interment at Carrollton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Matthew J. McEniry (1872?-?).


    Cypress Grove Cemetery
    120 City Park Avenue
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Founded 1838
    Politicians buried here:
      John T. Monroe (1822-1871) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Franklin, Howard County, Mo., May 6, 1822. Mayor of New Orleans, La., 1860-62, 1866-67. Died in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., February 23, 1871 (age 48 years, 293 days). Entombed at Cypress Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Dispersed of Judah Cemetery
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Franklin Jonas (1834-1911) — also known as Benjamin F. Jonas — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Williamsport, Johnson County, Ky., July 19, 1834. Democrat. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1865; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1879-85; member of Democratic National Committee from Louisiana, 1880; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1884. Jewish. Died December 21, 1911 (age 77 years, 155 days). Interment at Dispersed of Judah Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Brother-in-law of Adolph Meyer (1842-1908).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Girod Street Cemetery (now gone)
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Charles Magill Conrad (1804-1878) — of Louisiana. Born in Winchester, Va., December 24, 1804. Lawyer; fought a duel and killed his opponent; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1840-42; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1842-43; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1844; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1849-50; U.S. Secretary of War, 1850-53; Delegate from Louisiana to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Louisiana in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Suffered a stroke while testifying in court, and died a few days later, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 11, 1878 (age 73 years, 49 days). Originally entombed at Girod Street Cemetery; re-entombed in 1957 at Hope Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Grandnephew by marriage of George Washington (1732-1799).
      Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Washington family; Clay family of Kentucky; DeBruyn-Washington family of Savannah, Georgia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      George Augustus Waggaman (1782-1843) — also known as George A. Waggaman — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Caroline County, Md., 1782. Circuit judge in Louisiana, 1818; secretary of state of Louisiana, 1830-32; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1831-35. Mortally wounded in a duel, and died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., March 22, 1843 (age about 60 years). Original interment at Girod Street Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Adams Bullard (1788-1851) — also known as Henry A. Bullard — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Born in Pepperell, Middlesex County, Mass., September 9, 1788. State court judge in Louisiana, 1822; U.S. Representative from Louisiana, 1831-34, 1850-51 (3rd District 1831-34, 2nd District 1850-51); justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1834; secretary of state of Louisiana, 1839; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1850. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., April 17, 1851 (age 62 years, 220 days). Original interment at Girod Street Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Stephen Hendrickson Everitt (c.1806-1844) — also known as Stephen H. Everitt — of Texas. Born in New York, about 1806. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Bevil, 1835; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Jasper, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Jasper and Jefferson, 1836-40. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., July 12, 1844 (age about 38 years). Originally entombed at Girod Street Cemetery; re-entombed in 1957 at Hope Mausoleum.


    Greenwood Cemetery
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      William James Behan (1840-1928) — also known as William J. Behan — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La.; White Castle, Iberville Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 25, 1840. Republican. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; sugar planter; merchant; manufacturer; grocery business; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1882-84; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1896, 1900, 1908; Louisiana Republican state chair, 1900-12; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1904; postmaster at New Orleans, La., 1909-11. Irish ancestry. Member, United Confederate Veterans. Died, from a heart attack, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 4, 1928 (age 87 years, 222 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Holland Behan and Katherine (Walker) Behan; married, June 7, 1866, to Kate Walker; father of Louis Joseph Behan (1876-?).
      Oramel Hinckley Simpson (1870-1932) — of Louisiana. Born in Washington, St. Landry Parish, La., March 20, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1924-26; Governor of Louisiana, 1926-28; defeated in primary, 1928. Methodist. Died, from a heart seizure, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 17, 1932 (age 62 years, 242 days). Entombed at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel F. Simpson and Mary Esther (Beer) Simpson; married 1899 to Louise E. Pichet (1874-1944).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Effingham Lawrence (1820-1878) — of Louisiana. Born in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., March 2, 1820. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1860; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1875. Died December 9, 1878 (age 58 years, 282 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence (1791-1861).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hope Cemetery
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      John Walter Heselton (1900-1962) — also known as John W. Heselton — of Deerfield, Franklin County, Mass.; Vero Beach, Indian River County, Fla. Born in Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine, March 17, 1900. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts Republican State Committee, 1936-38; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1945-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee). Died August 19, 1962 (age 62 years, 155 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hope Mausoleum
    Canal Street
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Magill Conrad (1804-1878) — of Louisiana. Born in Winchester, Va., December 24, 1804. Lawyer; fought a duel and killed his opponent; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1840-42; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1842-43; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1844; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1849-50; U.S. Secretary of War, 1850-53; Delegate from Louisiana to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Louisiana in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Suffered a stroke while testifying in court, and died a few days later, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 11, 1878 (age 73 years, 49 days). Originally entombed at Girod Street Cemetery (which no longer exists); re-entombed in 1957 at Hope Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Grandnephew by marriage of George Washington (1732-1799).
      Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Washington family; Clay family of Kentucky; DeBruyn-Washington family of Savannah, Georgia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Stephen Hendrickson Everitt (c.1806-1844) — also known as Stephen H. Everitt — of Texas. Born in New York, about 1806. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Bevil, 1835; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Jasper, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Jasper and Jefferson, 1836-40. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., July 12, 1844 (age about 38 years). Originally entombed at Girod Street Cemetery (which no longer exists); re-entombed in 1957 at Hope Mausoleum.


    Jackson Square
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

    Politicians who have monuments here:
    Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) — also known as "Old Hickory"; "The Farmer of Tennessee"; "King Andrew the First" — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born, in a log cabin, in The Waxhaws, Lancaster County, S.C., March 15, 1767. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Tennessee, 1790-97; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1796-97; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1797-98, 1823-25; justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1798; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Florida Territory, 1821; President of the United States, 1829-37; censured by the U.S. Senate in 1834 over his removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States; on January 30, 1835, while attending funeral services at the Capitol Building for Rep. Warren R. Davis of South Carolina, he was shot at with two guns -- which both misfired -- by Richard Lawrence, a house painter (later found not guilty by reason of insanity). Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Killed Charles Dickinson in a pistol duel, May 30, 1806; also dueled with Thomas Hart Benton and Waightstill Avery. Elected in 1910 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Died, of dropsy (congestive heart failure), in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 8, 1845 (age 78 years, 85 days). Interment at The Hermitage, Nashville, Tenn.; statue erected 1853 at Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1856 at Jackson Square.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson (1730-1767) and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Jackson (1737-1781); married, January 17, 1794, to Rachel (Donelson) Robards (1767-1828; aunt of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871)).
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Francis P. Blair
      Jackson counties in Ala., Ark., Colo., Fla., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Ore., Tenn., Tex., W.Va. and Wis., and Hickory County, Mo., are named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: Andrew J. DonelsonAndrew Jackson MillerAndrew J. FaulkAndrew Jackson TitusAndrew Jackson IsacksAndrew Jackson HamiltonAndrew J. HarlanAndrew J. KuykendallAndrew J. ThayerElam A. J. GreeleyAndrew Jackson IngleAndrew J. OgleAndrew Jackson CarrAndrew J. WatermanAndrew J. BentleyAndrew J. RogersWilliam A. J. SparksAndrew Jackson PoppletonAndrew J. HunterAndrew Jackson BryantAndrew J. BealeA. J. ClementsAndrew Jackson BakerAndrew J. FeltA. J. KingAndrew J. SawyerAndrew Jackson GreenfieldAndrew Jackson CaldwellAndrew Jackson GahaganAndrew Jackson BishipAndrew Jackson HoustonAndrew J. CobbAndrew J. MontagueAndrew J. BarchfeldAndrew J. BallietAndrew J. KirkAndrew J. LivingstonA. J. SherwoodAndrew Jackson StewartAndrew J. MayAndrew J. McConnicoAndrew J. SawyerAndrew J. BrewerAndrew BettwyAndrew J. TransueAndrew Jackson GravesAndrew Jackson GilbertAndrew J. GoodwinAndrew J. HinshawAndy YoungAndrew Jackson Kupper
      Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. $20 bill; from the 1860s until 1927, his portrait appeared on on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $5 to $10,000. In 1861, his portrait appeared on Confederate States $1,000 notes.
      Campaign slogan: "Let the people rule."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Tennessee Encyclopedia
      Books about Andrew Jackson: Robert Vincent Remini, The Life of Andrew Jackson — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832 — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845 — Robert Vincent Remini, Andrew Jackson : The Course of American Empire, 1767-1821 — Andrew Burstein, The Passions of Andrew Jackson — David S. Heidler & Jeanne T. Heidler, Old Hickory's War: Andrew Jackson and the Quest for Empire — Donald B. Cole, The Presidency of Andrew Jackson — H. W. Brands, Andrew Jackson : His Life and Times — Jon Meacham, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House — Donald Barr Chidsey, Andrew Jackson, Hero
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)


    Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
    1400 Washington Ave.
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Founded 1832
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1972
    Politicians buried here:
      William Freret (1804-1864) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., 1804. Mayor of New Orleans, La., 1840-42, 1843-44; defeated, 1842; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1850. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., June 14, 1864 (age about 59 years). Entombed at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
      John Robert Graham Pitkin (1840-1901) — also known as John R. G. Pitkin — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 12, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. Minister to Argentina, 1889-93; postmaster at New Orleans, La., 1898-1901. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., July 4, 1901 (age 61 years, 142 days). Entombed at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
      Relatives: Son of John Waldo Pitkin (1808-1873) and Adaline (Graham) Pitkin; married, August 28, 1866, to Helen Feaning Fuller (1848-1874); married, January 16, 1878, to Annie Lovell (1855-1934); grandnephew of Daniel Pitkin; first cousin thrice removed of William Pitkin; first cousin four times removed of Roger Wolcott; second cousin thrice removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; third cousin once removed of Timothy Pitkin; third cousin twice removed of Moses Seymour, Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel Clesson Allen, Horatio Seymour, Henry Seymour, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, William Wolcott Ellsworth, Joseph Pomeroy Root, Frederick Walker Pitkin and Luther S. Pitkin (1849-?).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ferdinand Butler Earhart (1840-1901) — also known as Ferdinand B. Earhart — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., October, 1840. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1892-96; postmaster at New Orleans, La., 1901. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., July 9, 1901 (age 60 years, 0 days). Interment at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Earhart (1811-1870) and Elizabeth Catherine (Butler) Earhart (1822-1897); married, May 31, 1866, to Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Ross (1847-1876); married, November 2, 1878, to Elizabeth Petit Popham (1858-1945).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Isaac Edward Morse (1809-1866) — also known as Isaac E. Morse — of St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, La. Born in Louisiana, 1809. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1844-51. Died in 1866 (age about 57 years). Interment at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Taylor Webster (1800-1876) — of Ohio. Born in Pennsylvania, 1800. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 1833-39. Died in 1876 (age about 76 years). Interment at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Michael Hyams (1806-1875) — also known as Henry M. Hyams — of Louisiana. Born March 4, 1806. Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1859. Jewish. Died June 25, 1875 (age 69 years, 113 days). Entombed at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
      Relatives: Married to Laura Matilda Smith (1817-1875); cousin *** of Judah Philip Benjamin (1811-1884).
      Hermann Frederich Klumpp (1827-1894) — also known as Hermann F. Klumpp; Herman F. Klumpp — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Germany, January 27, 1827. Consul for Denmark in New Orleans, La., 1877-92; Consul for Germany in New Orleans, La., 1894. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 31, 1894 (age 67 years, 338 days). Entombed at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ernest Rivalier Von Meysenbug (1851-1925) — also known as Ernest Von Meysenbug; "Baron Meysenbug" — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Germany, September 2, 1851. Consul for Austria-Hungary in New Orleans, La., 1880-94; Vice-Consul for Austria-Hungary in New Orleans, La., 1895-96; Consul for Germany in New Orleans, La., 1896-1901. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 2, 1925 (age 74 years, 91 days). Entombed at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Haight Morrison IV (1905-1974) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, La., March 12, 1905. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; member of Louisiana state board of education, 1930; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Catholic. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Delta Chi. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 4, 1974 (age 69 years, 267 days). Interment at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Haight Morrison III (1875-1929) and Eloise (Yancy) Morrison (1876-1905); half-brother of de Lesseps Story Morrison; married, July 4, 1938, to Mary Meek (1911-1999); first cousin once removed of Corinne Claiborne Boggs (1916-2013); first cousin twice removed of Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr..
      Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article


    Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Felix Edward Hébert (1901-1979) — also known as F. Edward Hébert — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., October 12, 1901. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1941-77. Catholic. Member, Delta Sigma Phi. Died December 29, 1979 (age 78 years, 78 days). Interment at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier


    Metairie Cemetery
    I-10 and Metairie Road
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Founded 1872
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1991
    Politicians buried here:
    Martin Behrman Martin Behrman (1864-1926) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 14, 1864. Democrat. Delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1898, 1921; Louisiana state auditor, 1904-05; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1904-20, 1925-26; defeated, 1920; died in office 1926; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1908, 1912, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee), 1924; Louisiana Democratic state chair, 1925. German and Jewish ancestry. Died, of heart disease, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 12, 1926 (age 61 years, 90 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Behrman and Frederica Behrman; married 1887 to Julia Collins.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS Martin Behrman (built 1944, scrapped 1965) was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Books by Martin Behrman: Martin Behrman of New Orleans : Memoirs of a City Boss
      Image source: Library of Congress
      de Lesseps Story Morrison (1912-1964) — also known as de Lesseps S. Morrison; "Chep" — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, La., January 18, 1912. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1941; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1946-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1952, 1956, 1960 (alternate). Catholic. Killed in a plane crash in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, May 22, 1964 (age 52 years, 125 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Haight Morrison III (1875-1929) and Anita (Oliver) Morrison; half-brother of Jacob Haight Morrison IV; married, October 3, 1942, to Corinne Adele Waterman (1921-1959); first cousin once removed of Corinne Claiborne Boggs (1916-2013); first cousin twice removed of Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr..
      Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Epitaph: "The hope of mankind lies in the hands of youth and action."
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      T. Semmes Walmsley (1889-1942) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., June 10, 1889. Lawyer; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1929-30, 1930-36; resigned 1936. Died June 17, 1942 (age 53 years, 7 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Joseph A. Shakspeare (1837-1896) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born April 12, 1837. Democrat. Mayor of New Orleans, La., 1880-82, 1888-92. Died January 22, 1896 (age 58 years, 285 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Robert Sidney Maestri (1889-1974) — also known as Robert S. Maestri — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 11, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; furniture merchant; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1928, 1936; real estate investor; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1936-46; defeated, 1946. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Died May 6, 1974 (age 84 years, 146 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Benjamin Franklin Flanders (1816-1896) — also known as Benjamin F. Flanders — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Bristol, Grafton County, N.H., January 26, 1816. Republican. U.S. Representative from Louisiana at-large, 1862-63; Governor of Louisiana; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1870-72; candidate for Louisiana state treasurer, 1888. Episcopalian. Opposed secession in 1861; driven out of New Orleans, leaving his family behind; returned in 1862 when the city was taken by Union troops. Died near Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, La., March 13, 1896 (age 80 years, 47 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Flanders and Rachel (Brown) Flanders; married, August 12, 1847, to Susan Hall Sawyer (1826-1908); first cousin twice removed of Frederick Walter Flanders; first cousin thrice removed of Earl Leon Flanders; third cousin thrice removed of Clarence Elmer Sargent; fourth cousin once removed of Francis Durrell Flanders, Charles H. Eastman (1819-1879), Alvan Flanders, Chester Alan Arthur and Eaton Dudley Sargent.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Flanders family of Vermont; Rowell family of Maine (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Andrew James McShane (1865-1936) — also known as Andrew J. McShane — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 2, 1865. Democrat. Wholesale hides and wool business; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1920-25. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., April 17, 1936 (age 71 years, 106 days). Entombed at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Bernard McShane and Rosa (Fitzpatrick) McShane; married, April 4, 1918, to Agnes Bruns (1864-1969).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Walton Butterworth, Jr. (1903-1975) — also known as W. Walton Butterworth — of Brookeville, Montgomery County, Md.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 7, 1903. Rhodes scholar; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Singapore, 1929-31; U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, 1950-53; Canada, 1962-68. Died, from liver cirrhosis, in Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 31, 1975 (age 71 years, 205 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. William Walton Butterworth (1864-1963) and Maud Ravencamp (Campbell) Butterworth (1873-1954); married, November 10, 1928, to Virginia Parker (1904-1999).
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Charles Cole Claiborne (1775-1817) — also known as William C. C. Claiborne — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Sussex County, Va., 1775. Lawyer; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1796; state court judge in Tennessee, 1796; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1797-1801; Governor of Mississippi Territory, 1801-04; Governor of Orleans Territory, 1804-12; Governor of Louisiana, 1812-16; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1817; died in office 1817. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Fought a duel with Daniel Clark on June 8, 1807; he was wounded in the thigh. Died of a liver ailment, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 23, 1817 (age about 42 years). Originally entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1; re-entombed in 1872 at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Charles Cole Claiborne (1748-1809) and Mary (Leigh) Claiborne (1750-1782); brother of Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne and Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne; married to Clarissa Duralde (1776-1809), Suzette Bosque and Elizabeth Lewis; uncle of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne; second great-granduncle of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr. (1884-1961) and Corinne Claiborne Boggs; third great-granduncle of Claiborne de Borda Pell, Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Thomas Claiborne (1749-1812); second cousin of John Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne (1780-1856); third cousin thrice removed of Andrew Fuller Fox.
      Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Claiborne counties in La., Miss. and Tenn. are named for him.
      Epitaph: "Cara patria, carior libertas; ubi est libertas, ibi mea patria." [Dear my country, dearer liberty; where liberty is, there is my country.]
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Douglas McEnery (1837-1910) — also known as Samuel D. McEnery — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La., May 28, 1837. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1879; Governor of Louisiana, 1881-88; justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1888-97; resigned 1897; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1888, 1904, 1908; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1897-1910; died in office 1910. Died June 28, 1910 (age 73 years, 31 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of John McEnery (1833-1891).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Price Shaw (1892-1966) — also known as George P. Shaw — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif.; Texas. Born in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kan., September 15, 1892. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Tegucigalpa, as of 1926-29; San Luis Potosi, as of 1932; Ciudad Juarez, as of 1938; U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, 1948-49; El Salvador, 1949-52; Paraguay, 1952-53. Died July 14, 1966 (age 73 years, 302 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Minor Wisdom (1905-1999) — also known as Minor Wisdom — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 17, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1952 (speaker), 1956 (member, Credentials Committee); Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1957-77; took senior status 1977. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 15, 1999 (age 93 years, 363 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Lamar Alexander
      See also NNDB dossier
      Books about John Minor Wisdom: Jack Bass, Unlikely Heroes
      Charles Francis Buck (1841-1918) — also known as Charles F. Buck — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Durrheim, Baden, Germany, November 5, 1841. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1895-97; candidate for mayor of New Orleans, La., 1896, 1904. Member, Freemasons. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 19, 1918 (age 76 years, 75 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Milliken Parker (1863-1939) — also known as John M. Parker — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Washington, St. Landry Parish, La., March 16, 1863. Cotton business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1920; Governor of Louisiana, 1920-24; defeated (Progressive), 1916. Presbyterian. Died May 20, 1939 (age 76 years, 65 days). Entombed at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Milliken Parker and Roberta (Buckner) Parker; married, January 11, 1888, to Cecile Airey.
      John McEnery (1833-1891) — of Louisiana. Born in Virginia, 1833. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Governor of Louisiana, 1873; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1880. Catholic. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., March 28, 1891 (age about 57 years). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Samuel Douglas McEnery (1837-1910).
      Walter Guion (1849-1927) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born near Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, La., April 3, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Louisiana, 1888-1900 (20th District 1888-92, 27th District 1892-1900); Louisiana state attorney general, 1900-12; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1913-17; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1918; appointed 1918. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 7, 1927 (age 77 years, 310 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Nannie Sue Webb (1852-1928).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward James Gay (1878-1952) — also known as Edward J. Gay — of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, La. Born in Union Plantation, Iberville Parish, La., May 5, 1878. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1904, 1920; member of Louisiana state legislature, 1910; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1918-21. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 1, 1952 (age 74 years, 210 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandson of Edward James Gay (1816-1889).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Richard Webster Leche (1898-1965) — also known as Richard W. Leche — of Louisiana. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 17, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; secretary to Gov. O. K. Allen, 1932-34; Judge, Louisiana Circuit Court of Appeals, 1934-36; Governor of Louisiana, 1936-39; Louisiana Democratic state chair, 1937. Member, Delta Sigma Phi; American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died February 22, 1965 (age 66 years, 281 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eustace Webster Leche and Stella Eloise (Richard) Leche; married, October 12, 1927, to Elton Reynolds.
      Campaign slogan (1936): "If Louisiana takes care of industry, industry will take care of Louisiana."
      Robert Charles Davey (1853-1908) — also known as Robert C. Davey — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., October 22, 1853. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state senate, 1879, 1884, 1892; recorder's court judge in Louisiana, 1880-88; candidate for mayor of New Orleans, La., 1888; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1888 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1893-95, 1897-1908; died in office 1908. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 26, 1908 (age 55 years, 65 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Wright Heard (1853-1926) — also known as W. W. Heard — of Louisiana. Born April 28, 1853. Democrat. Louisiana state auditor, 1899; Governor of Louisiana, 1900-04. Died June 1, 1926 (age 73 years, 34 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Henry Clay Warmoth (1842-1931) — also known as Henry C. Warmoth — of Lawrence, Plaquemines Parish, La. Born in McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Ill., May 9, 1842. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1868, 1888, 1896, 1900, 1908, 1912; Governor of Louisiana, 1868-72; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1888-92. Episcopalian. Impeached as Governor in 1872 during election contest over successor. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 30, 1931 (age 89 years, 144 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Henry Clay
      Relatives: Married, May 30, 1877, to Sally Durand.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Michael Hahn (1830-1886) — of Louisiana. Born in Bavaria, Germany, November 24, 1830. U.S. Representative from Louisiana, 1862-63, 1885-86 (at-large 1862-63, 2nd District 1885-86); died in office 1886; Governor of Louisiana; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1872-76; Speaker of the Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1875; district judge in Louisiana 26th District, 1879-85. Episcopalian. Died in Washington, D.C., March 15, 1886 (age 55 years, 111 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Rufus Edward Foster (1871-1942) — also known as Rufus E. Foster — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Mathews County, Va., May 22, 1871. Republican. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1907-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1908; U.S. District Judge for Louisiana, 1909; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1925. Member, Order of the Coif. Died August 23, 1942 (age 71 years, 93 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
    P. B. S. Pinchback Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (1837-1921) — also known as P. B. S. Pinchback — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Macon County, Ga., May 10, 1837. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1868, 1879; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1868, 1884, 1888; member of Louisiana state senate, 1868-71; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1871-72; Governor of Louisiana, 1872-73. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., December 21, 1921 (age 84 years, 225 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also NNDB dossier
      Image source: New York Public Library
      Paul Herbert Maloney (1876-1967) — also known as Paul H. Maloney — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 14, 1876. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1914-16; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1924, 1928, 1936; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1931-40, 1943-47; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Louisiana, 1941. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., March 26, 1967 (age 91 years, 40 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James O'Connor (1870-1941) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., April 4, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1898, 1913; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1900-12; criminal court judge in Louisiana, 1918-19; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1919-31. Died in Covington, St. Tammany Parish, La., January 7, 1941 (age 70 years, 278 days). Entombed at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1903 to Florence Bland (1886-1965).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Thomas Jenkins Semmes (1824-1899) — also known as Thomas J. Semmes — of Louisiana. Born in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., December 16, 1824. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1857-59; member of Louisiana state legislature, 1850; Louisiana state attorney general, 1860; delegate to Louisiana secession convention, 1861; Senator from Louisiana in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1879. Member, American Bar Association. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., June 23, 1899 (age 74 years, 189 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Adolph Meyer (1842-1908) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Mississippi, 1842. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1891-1908; died in office 1908. Jewish. Died in 1908 (age about 66 years). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother-in-law of Benjamin Franklin Jonas (1834-1911).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alcée Louis La Branche (1806-1861) — of Louisiana. Born near New Orleans (unknown parish), La., 1806. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1831; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Texas Republic, 1837-40; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1843-45. Died August 17, 1861 (age about 55 years). Original interment at Red Church Cemetery, St. Charles Parish, La.; reinterment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Louis Henry Burns (1878-1928) — also known as Louis H. Burns — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 11, 1878. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1921-25; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1925-28; died in office 1928. Died June 9, 1928 (age 50 years, 29 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also federal judicial profile
      Matthew Diamond Lagan (1829-1901) — also known as Matthew D. Lagan — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Ireland, June 20, 1829. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Navy during the Civil War; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1879; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1887-89, 1891-93. Died April 8, 1901 (age 71 years, 292 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Zacharie Spearing (1864-1942) — also known as J. Zach Spearing — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Alto, Cherokee County, Tex., April 23, 1864. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1916; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1924-31. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 2, 1942 (age 78 years, 193 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joachim Octave Fernandez (1896-1978) — also known as Joachim O. Fernandez — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., August 14, 1896. Democrat. Delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1921; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1924-28; member of Louisiana state senate, 1928-30; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1931-41; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Catholic. Hispanic ancestry. Member, American Legion. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., August 8, 1978 (age 81 years, 359 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Octave Gonzales Fernandez and Mary (Benson) Fernandez; married, June 3, 1920, to Viola Murray.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward James Boyle, Sr. (1913-2002) — also known as Edward J. Boyle — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Gretna, Jefferson Parish, La., October 11, 1913. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1966-81; took senior status 1981. Died, in Memorial Medical Center, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., July 24, 2002 (age 88 years, 286 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Emile LaSére (1802-1882) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Santo Domingo (now Dominican Republic), 1802. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1846-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1860; major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died August 14, 1882 (age about 80 years). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Jacques Villeré (c.1828-1899) — of Louisiana. Born in St. Bernard Parish, La., about 1828. Delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1852; member of Louisiana state legislature, 1854; Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1856; candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana, 1860; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Louisiana in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Died in Jefferson Parish, La., January 7, 1899 (age about 71 years). Entombed at Metairie Cemetery.
      Samuel Louis Gilmore (1859-1910) — also known as Samuel L. Gilmore — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., July 30, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1908; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1909-10; died in office 1910. Died in Abita Springs, St. Tammany Parish, La., July 18, 1910 (age 50 years, 353 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Theodore Stark Wilkinson (1847-1921) — also known as Theodore S. Wilkinson — of Plaquemines Parish, La.; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Louisiana, 1847. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1887-91; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912 (Honorary Vice-President), 1916 (alternate). Died in 1921 (age about 74 years). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Theodore Gaillard Hunt (1805-1893) — also known as Theodore G. Hunt — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., October 23, 1805. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1837; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1853-55; state court judge in Louisiana, 1859. Died November 15, 1893 (age 88 years, 23 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Hunt and Louisa (Gaillard) Hunt; nephew of John Gaillard (1765-1826); uncle of Carleton Hunt; first cousin twice removed of Thomas Porcher Stoney; second cousin of Peter Charles Gaillard, Peter Gaillard Snowden and Franklin Gaillard; second cousin thrice removed of John Palmer Gaillard, Jr..
      Political family: Gaillard family of Charleston, South Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Hamilton Dudley Coleman (1845-1926) — of Louisiana. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 12, 1845. Republican. U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1889-91. Died in Biloxi, Harrison County, Miss., March 16, 1926 (age 80 years, 308 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Algernon Sidney Badger (1839-1905) — also known as Algernon S. Badger — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 28, 1839. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; superintendent, New Orleans Metropolitan Police, 1870; postmaster at New Orleans, La., 1878-79; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1879-85. Episcopalian. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 9, 1905 (age 65 years, 193 days). Entombed at Metairie Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Algernon Sidney
      Relatives: Son of John Beighton Badger (1811-1904) and Sarah Payne (Sprague) Badger (1816-1851); married, April 30, 1872, to Elizabeth Florence Parmele (1856-1877); married, September 9, 1882, to Olivia Blanche Blineau (1860-1939).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nathaniel Dick Wallace (1845-1894) — of Louisiana. Born in Tennessee, 1845. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1886-87. Died in 1894 (age about 49 years). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Anthony J. R. Landauer (1841-1902) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born October 5, 1841. Consul for Belgium in New Orleans, La., 1881-1901. Died November 3, 1902 (age 61 years, 29 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Walker Phillips (1848-1937) — also known as John W. Phillips — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., February 22, 1848. Importer; druggist; Honorary Consul for Japan in New Orleans, La., 1897-1921. Jewish. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., October 29, 1937 (age 89 years, 249 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Philip Phillips (1807-1884) and Eugenia (Levy) Phillips (1819-1902); married to Eleanor Jonas (1850-1938).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Caffery (1889-1982) — of Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La. Born in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, La., February 14, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Vice Consul in Bucharest, 1921-24; U.S. Consul in Bucharest, 1924-25; Havana, 1925-27; San Jose, 1927-31; Niagara Falls, 1931-40; major in the U.S. Army during World War II. Presbyterian. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 16, 1982 (age 93 years, 183 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Donelson Caffery and Bethia Celestine (Richardson) Caffery (1846-1917); brother of John Murphy Caffery; married, April 21, 1920, to Daphne Winchester Gillis (1895-1973); uncle of Patrick Thomson Caffery; grandson of Francis DuBose Richardson; first cousin twice removed of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871); second cousin of Charles Duval Caffery; second cousin once removed of Jefferson Caffery.
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Franz Hindermann (1857-1917) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Basel, Switzerland, April 16, 1857. Consul for Austria-Hungary in New Orleans, La., 1897-1901. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 26, 1917 (age 60 years, 254 days). Entombed at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Johann Franz Hindermann and Elizabeth (Hauser) Hindermann; married, May 16, 1888, to Anna Aldige (1864-1951).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Juan Argote (1878-1932) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in San Sebastian, Spain, March 30, 1878. Importer and exporter; Honorary Consul for Venezuela in New Orleans, La., 1912-17. Died in Louisiana, March 5, 1932 (age 53 years, 341 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 12, 1906, to Ida Thomas (1878-1976).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Schatzell Zacharie (1844-1906) — also known as James S. Zacharie — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 17, 1844. Consul for Chile in New Orleans, La., 1898-99. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 12, 1906 (age 62 years, 26 days). Entombed at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Waters Zacharie (1797-1870) and Caroline (Deare) Zacharie (1813-1889).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter Frederick Jahncke (1880-1947) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., August 27, 1880. Building supplies business; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1910-12; Honorary Vice-Consul for Norway in New Orleans, La., 1935; Honorary Consul for Norway in New Orleans, La., 1947. German ancestry. Died near Covington, St. Tammany Parish, La., July 21, 1947 (age 66 years, 328 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick 'Fritz' Jahncke (1847-1911) and Margaret (Lee) Jahncke (1853-1913); brother of Ernest Lee Jahncke (1877-1960); married, January 2, 1906, to Emily Malvina Kenig Grant (1884-1976).
      Political family: Jahncke-Stanton family of New Orleans, Louisiana.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ernest Lee Jahncke (1877-1960) — also known as "Commodore" — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., October 13, 1877. Republican. Engineer; president, Jahncke Dry Docks, New Orleans; U.S. assistant secretary of the Navy, 1929-33; named a Commodore in 1931, and a Rear Admiral in the naval reserve in 1955; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1932, 1936 (alternate). Episcopalian. German ancestry. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Expelled from the International Olympic Committee in July 1936 after taking a strong stand against the Nazi-organized Berlin Games. Died in Pass Christian, Harrison County, Miss., November 16, 1960 (age 83 years, 34 days). Entombed at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick 'Fritz' Jahncke (1847-1911) and Margaret (Lee) Jahncke (1853-1913); brother of Walter Frederick Jahncke (1880-1947); married, June 1, 1907, to Cora Van Voorhis 'Mimi' Stanton (1883-1970; granddaughter of Edwin McMasters Stanton).
      Political family: Jahncke-Stanton family of New Orleans, Louisiana.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nicholas G. Carbajal (b. 1877) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 7, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state senate, 1950. Entombed in mausoleum at Metairie Cemetery.
      David Arthur Lines (1860-1942) — also known as D. A. Lines — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Illinois, January 29, 1860. Republican. Physician; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1912, 1916, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1924; Louisiana Republican state chair, 1925. Died August 21, 1942 (age 82 years, 204 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Millard Lines (1837-1908) and Phoebe Ann (Bauder) Lines (1840-1903).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Louis William Oscar Janssen (c.1866-1948) — also known as Louis W. O. Janssen; Willie Janssen — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born about 1866. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1936. Died May 20, 1948 (age about 82 years). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Joseph Aloysius O'Hara (1869-1948) — also known as Joseph A. O'Hara — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 25, 1869. Democrat. Physician; Orleans Parish Coroner, 1908-24 president, Louisiana state board of health, 1928-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks. Died, at Hotel Dieu, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 25, 1948 (age 79 years, 31 days). Interment at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph O'Hara and Annie G. O'Hara; married to Mary Theresa Cosgrove; father of William Joseph O'Hara (1891-?).
      Frederick Julius Heintz II (1884-1958) — also known as Frederick J. Heintz II; Bud Heintz — of Covington, St. Tammany Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 14, 1884. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1913; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1921; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940. Member, Freemasons. Died in Covington, St. Tammany Parish, La., April 12, 1958 (age 73 years, 149 days). Entombed at Metairie Cemetery.
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    Jefferson Davis Jefferson Finis Davis (1808-1889) — also known as Jefferson Davis — of Warrenton, Warren County, Miss.; Warren County, Miss. Born in a log cabin, Fairview, Christian County (now Todd County), Ky., June 3, 1808. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; candidate for Mississippi state house of representatives, 1843; Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1844; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1845-46; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1847-51, 1857-61; candidate for Governor of Mississippi, 1851; U.S. Secretary of War, 1853-57; President of the Confederacy, 1861-65. Captured by Union forces in May 1865 and imprisoned without trial for about two years. Died of bronchitis and malaria in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 6, 1889 (age 81 years, 186 days). Original interment at Metairie Cemetery; reinterment in 1893 at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.; memorial monument at Memorial Avenue, Richmond, Va.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Emory Davis and Jane (Cook) Davis; married, June 17, 1835, to Sarah Knox Taylor (1814-1835; daughter of Zachary Taylor); married, February 25, 1845, to Varina Howell (1826-1906; granddaughter of Richard Howell (1754-1802)); uncle of Mary Bradford (who married Richard Brodhead); granduncle of Jefferson Davis Brodhead and Frances Eileen Hutt (who married Thomas Edmund Dewey).
      Political families: Brodhead-Taylor family of Easton, Pennsylvania; Davis-Howell-Morgan-Agnew family of New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Jesse D. Bright — John H. Reagan — Horace Greeley — Solomon Cohen — George W. Jones — Samuel A. Roberts — William T. Sutherlin — Victor Vifquain — Charles O'Conor
      Jeff Davis County, Ga., Jefferson Davis Parish, La., Jefferson Davis County, Miss. and Jeff Davis County, Tex. are named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: J. Davis BrodheadJefferson D. HostetterJefferson D. BlountJeff DavisJefferson D. HelmsJefferson Davis Parris
      Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on Confederate States 50 cent notes in 1861-64.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books by Jefferson Davis: The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government (1881)
      Books about Jefferson Davis: William J. Cooper, Jr., Jefferson Davis, American : A Biography — Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis : Ex-President of the Confederate States of America : A Memoir by His Wife — William C. Davis, An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government — James Ronald Kennedy & Walter Donald Kennedy, Was Jefferson Davis Right? — Robert Penn Warren, Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back — Herman Hattaway & Richard E. Beringer, Jefferson Davis, Confederate President — Felicity Allen, Jefferson Davis: Unconquerable Heart — Clint Johnson, Pursuit: The Chase, Capture, Persecution, and Surprising Release of Confederate President Jefferson Davis
      Image source: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, March 9, 1861


    St. Louis Cemetery
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857) — also known as Robert C. Nicholas — of Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, La. Born in Hanover County, Va., January 10, 1787. Democrat. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; sugar cane planter; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1836-41; secretary of state of Louisiana, 1845; Louisiana Superintendent of Education, 1849-53. Died in Terrebonne Parish, La., December 24, 1857 (age 70 years, 348 days). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Nicholas and Mary (Smith) Nicholas (1756-1806); brother of Henrietta Morrison Nicholas (1798-1875; who married Richard Hawes); married to Susan Adelaide Vinson; nephew of Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas; grandson of Robert Carter Nicholas; granduncle of Harry Bartow Hawes; first cousin of Peyton Randolph; first cousin once removed of Peter Myndert Dox and Edmund Randolph; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); first cousin thrice removed of Francis Beverley Biddle; second cousin once removed of Carter Bassett Harrison, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), Thomas Marshall and James Keith Marshall; third cousin of John Scott Harrison; third cousin once removed of Burwell Bassett, Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); third cousin twice removed of Connally Findlay Trigg, Russell Benjamin Harrison, Carter Henry Harrison II, Richard Evelyn Byrd and William Welby Beverley (1889-1969); third cousin thrice removed of Harry Flood Byrd and William Henry Harrison (1896-1990); fourth cousin once removed of Montgomery Blair and Francis Preston Blair, Jr..
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
    Bounded by Basin, St. Louis, Conti & Treme Sts.
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Founded 1789
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1975
    Politicians buried here:
      Jean Etienne de Boré (1740-1820) — also known as Etienne de Boré — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born December 27, 1740. Mayor of New Orleans, La., 1803-04; appointed 1803; resigned 1804. French ancestry. Died February 1, 1820 (age 79 years, 36 days). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
      Louis Alfred Wiltz (1843-1881) — also known as Louis A. Wiltz — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 21, 1843. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1872-74; Speaker of the Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1875; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana; elected 1876; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1879; Governor of Louisiana, 1880-81; died in office 1881. Died, of tuberculosis, October 16, 1881 (age 38 years, 268 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
      Ernest N. Morial (1929-1989) — also known as Dutch Morial — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born October 9, 1929. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1968; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1978-86. African ancestry. Died December 24, 1989 (age 60 years, 76 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
      Relatives: Father of Marc H. Morial (1958-).
      Epitaph: "Keep the Drive Alive."
      See also NNDB dossier
      Pierre Auguste Charles Bourguignon Derbigny (1769-1829) — also known as Pierre A. C. B. Derbigny — of Louisiana. Born in France, June 30, 1769. Secretary of state of Louisiana, 1820-28; Governor of Louisiana, 1828-29; died in office 1829. Catholic. Member, Freemasons. Died, after being thrown from a horsedrawn carriage, in Gretna, Jefferson Parish, La., October 6, 1829 (age 60 years, 98 days). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
      Alexander Dimitry (1805-1883) — also known as Tobias Guarneriius — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 7, 1805. Newspaper editor; college professor; linguist; as a young man, took part in several duels; Louisiana superintendent of public instruction, 1848-51; U.S. Minister to Costa Rica, 1859-61; Nicaragua, 1859-61. Greek and Alabama Indian ancestry. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 30, 1883 (age 77 years, 357 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
      Relatives: Son of Andrea Drussakis Dimitry (1775-1852) and Marie Celeste (Dragon) Dimitry (1777-1856); married to Mary Powell Mills (1816-1894; daughter of Robert Mills (1781-1855; architect of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.)); second great-grandfather and great-granduncle of Dracos Alexander Dimitry, Jr. (1922-1973).
      Political family: Chilton family of Missouri.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Charles Joseph Dominique Bouligny (1773-1833) — also known as Dominique Bouligny — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., August 22, 1773. Member of Orleans Territory House of Representatives, 1806; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1824-29. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., March 4, 1833 (age 59 years, 194 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
      Relatives: Uncle of John Edward Bouligny (1824-1864).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Daniel Clark (c.1766-1813) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Sligo, Ireland, about 1766. Delegate to U.S. Congress from Orleans Territory, 1806-09. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., August 16, 1813 (age about 47 years). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Bernard deMarigny (1785-1868) — of Louisiana. Born in 1785. Member of Orleans territorial legislature, 1810; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1812; member of Louisiana state senate, 1822. Died in 1868 (age about 83 years). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
      Pearl Wight (1843-1920) — also known as Albert Pearl Wight — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Penobscot, Hancock County, Maine, March 22, 1843. Republican. Ship chandler; wholesale grocer; receiver, Texas and Pacific Railway; Vice-Consul for Sweden & Norway in New Orleans, La., 1894-1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1908; member of Republican National Committee from Louisiana, 1908. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., July 4, 1920 (age 77 years, 104 days). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Wight (1797-1885) and Theodosia (Wescott) Wight (1800-1882); brother-in-law of Thomas J. Woodward (1836-?); married, November 19, 1867, to Helen Lauretta Ellems (1849-1920).
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      William Charles Cole Claiborne (1775-1817) — also known as William C. C. Claiborne — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Sussex County, Va., 1775. Lawyer; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1796; state court judge in Tennessee, 1796; U.S. Representative from Tennessee at-large, 1797-1801; Governor of Mississippi Territory, 1801-04; Governor of Orleans Territory, 1804-12; Governor of Louisiana, 1812-16; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1817; died in office 1817. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Fought a duel with Daniel Clark on June 8, 1807; he was wounded in the thigh. Died of a liver ailment, in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 23, 1817 (age about 42 years). Originally entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1; re-entombed in 1872 at Metairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Charles Cole Claiborne (1748-1809) and Mary (Leigh) Claiborne (1750-1782); brother of Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne and Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne; married to Clarissa Duralde (1776-1809), Suzette Bosque and Elizabeth Lewis; uncle of John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne; second great-granduncle of Herbert Claiborne Pell, Jr. (1884-1961) and Corinne Claiborne Boggs; third great-granduncle of Claiborne de Borda Pell, Barbara Boggs Sigmund and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Thomas Claiborne (1749-1812); second cousin of John Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne (1780-1856); third cousin thrice removed of Andrew Fuller Fox.
      Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Claiborne counties in La., Miss. and Tenn. are named for him.
      Epitaph: "Cara patria, carior libertas; ubi est libertas, ibi mea patria." [Dear my country, dearer liberty; where liberty is, there is my country.]
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Albert Sidney Johnston (1803-1862) — of Texas. Born in Washington, Mason County, Ky., February 2, 1803. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; wounded in a duel with Texas Gen. Felix Huston, Februay 7, 1837; Texas Republic Secretary of War, 1838-40; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Shot and killed while leading his forces at the Battle of Shiloh, Hardin County, Tenn., April 6, 1862 (age 59 years, 63 days). He was the highest-ranking officer on either side killed during the war. Original interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1; reinterment in 1867 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.; statue at South Mall, University of Texas, Austin, Tex.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. John Johnston and Abigail (Harris) Johnston; half-brother of Josiah Stoddard Johnston; married 1829 to Henrietta Preston (sister of William Preston); married 1843 to Eliza Griffin; grandfather of Henrietta Preston Johnston (who married Henry St. George Tucker (1853-1932)).
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Johnston-Preston family of Kentucky and Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Politician named for him: Albert S. J. Lehr
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Louis Cemetery No. 2
    Claiborne Street
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Founded 1824
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1975
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Genois (c.1793-1866) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born about 1793. Whig. Mayor of New Orleans, La., 1838-40. Died August 30, 1866 (age about 73 years). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 2.
      Paul Capdevielle (1844-1922) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., 1844. Democrat. Insurance executive; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1900-04. Died in Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Miss., 1922 (age about 78 years). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 2.
      Pierre Soulé (1801-1870) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in France, August 28, 1801. Member of Louisiana state senate, 1845; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1847, 1849-53; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1853-55; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., March 26, 1870 (age 68 years, 210 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 2.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Jacques Philippe Villere (1760-1830) — of Louisiana. Born in Louisiana, April 28, 1760. Governor of Louisiana, 1816-20; defeated, 1824. Catholic. Died in Conseil Plantation, St. Bernard Parish, La., March 7, 1830 (age 69 years, 313 days). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 2.
      Relatives: Married to Jeanne Henriette de Fazende.
      Epitaph: "Cette Tombe Renferme Aussi les Restes / Du Vertueux Villere / L'estime de ses Concitoyens fit sa Gloire / L'Union de sa Famille Son Bon Bonheur." [This tomb also contains the remains / from Virtuous Villers / The esteem of his fellow citizens made his glory]
      Armand Julie Beauvais (1783-1843) — of Louisiana. Born in Pointe Coupee Parish, La., September 6, 1783. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1810; member of Louisiana state senate, 1820; Governor of Louisiana, 1829-30. Catholic. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 18, 1843 (age 60 years, 73 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 2.
      Robert Brown Elliott (1842-1884) — also known as R. B. Elliott — of Edgefield County, S.C.; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in England, August 11, 1842. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention from Edgefield County, 1868; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1868-70, 1874-76; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1868 (alternate), 1880; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1871-74; resigned 1874; South Carolina Republican state chair, 1876; candidate for South Carolina state attorney general, 1876. African ancestry. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., August 9, 1884 (age 41 years, 364 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 2.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Carleton Hunt (1836-1921) — of Louisiana. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 1, 1836. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1883-85. Died August 14, 1921 (age 85 years, 225 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 2.
      Relatives: Nephew of Theodore Gaillard Hunt (1805-1893).
      Political family: Gaillard family of Charleston, South Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alexander Pujol — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920. Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 2.


    St. Louis Cemetery No. 3
    3421 Esplanade Avenue
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Founded 1854
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert Estopinal (1845-1919) — of Louisiana. Born in St. Bernard Parish, La., January 30, 1845. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1876; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1879; member of Louisiana state senate, 1880-1900; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1900-04; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1908-19; died in office 1919; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., April 28, 1919 (age 74 years, 88 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Rene Anthony Adams Viosca (1890-1973) — also known as Rene A. Viosca — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 14, 1890. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1933-34, 1941; justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1959-60. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 16, 1973 (age 82 years, 306 days). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.
      Relatives: Son of Wilhelmina Adriana (Bischoff) Viosca (1864-1925) and Paul Percy Viosca (1865-1951); married, September 14, 1915, to Gladys Marie Arnoult (1896-1985).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Edmund Nash (1844-1913) — of Washington, St. Landry Parish, La. Born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, La., May 23, 1844. Republican. Bricklayer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 6th District, 1875-77; postmaster. African ancestry. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., June 21, 1913 (age 69 years, 29 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter Louis Cohen (1860-1930) — also known as Walter L. Cohen — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., January 22, 1860. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee), 1924, 1928; life insurance business. Catholic. African and Jewish ancestry. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 29, 1930 (age 70 years, 341 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.
      Relatives: Son of Bernard Cohen and Amelia (Bingaman) Cohen; married, February 28, 1882, to Williamina Seldon.
      Cohen College Prep High School, in New Orleans, Louisiana, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Oscar R. Lanng (1843-1915) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Denmark, 1843. Physician; oculist; Consul for Denmark in New Orleans, La., 1893-99. Danish ancestry. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 20, 1915 (age about 71 years). Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edouard Hernández (1839-1914) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., October 2, 1839. Vice-Consul for Honduras in New Orleans, La., 1885-96, 1899-1901; Vice-Consul for Central America in New Orleans, La., 1897-98; Vice-Consul for Nicaragua in New Orleans, La., 1899. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., April 3, 1914 (age 74 years, 183 days). Interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery
    New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Louis St. Martin (1820-1893) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in St. Charles Parish, La., May 17, 1820. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1840, 1846-50; register of the U.S. Land Office for southeastern Louisiana, 1846-49; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1851-53, 1885-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1852, 1868, 1876. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 9, 1893 (age 72 years, 268 days). Interment at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


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