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French ancestry Politicians in Louisiana

  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, New Orleans, La.
  John Depinet (b. 1855) — of Erie, Erie County, Pa.; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., November 14, 1855. Republican. Erie County Register and Recorder, 1891-1896; mayor of Erie, Pa., 1899-1901. French and German ancestry. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Michael Depinet (died 1881) and Mary (Ehret) Depinet (died 1856); married, October 2, 1882, to Jessie Densmore (1858-1900).
  Henry Luse Fuqua (1865-1926) — also known as Henry L. Fuqua — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., November 8, 1865. Democrat. Hardware dealer; warden, Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, 1916-24; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1924; Governor of Louisiana, 1924-26; died in office 1926. Episcopalian. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., October 11, 1926 (age 60 years, 337 days). Original interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Baton Rouge, La.; reinterment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, La.
  Relatives: Son of James Overton Fuqua and Jeanette (Fowles) Fuqua; married to Marie Laure Matta (1866-1968).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nicholas Girod (c.1747-1840) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born about 1747. Mayor of New Orleans, La., 1812, 1812-15. French ancestry. Died in 1840 (age about 93 years). Burial location unknown.
  Adolphe Jolna Lafargue (1855-1917) — also known as Adolphe Lafargue — Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., October 3, 1855. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1892-99; district judge in Louisiana, 1899, 1912-16 (10th District 1899, 14th District 1912-16). French ancestry. Died in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., January 24, 1917 (age 61 years, 113 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Pierre Adolphe Lafargue (1818-1869) and Zepherine Michel (Zorich) Lafargue; married 1878 to Annie Winn Irion (1860-1890; daughter of Alfred Briggs Irion (1833-1903)); father of Alvan Lafargue; grandfather of Malcolm Emmett Lafargue.
  Political family: Lafargue family of Marksville, Louisiana.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Alvan Lafargue (1883-1963) — of Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., October 14, 1883. Physician; mayor of Sulphur, La., 1926-38. Catholic. French ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Rotary; Woodmen of the World. Died in Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, La., February 11, 1963 (age 79 years, 120 days). Interment at Orange Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, La.
  Relatives: Son of Adolphe Jolna Lafargue (1855-1917); uncle of Malcolm Emmett Lafargue; grandson of Alfred Briggs Irion.
  Political family: Lafargue family of Marksville, Louisiana.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Malcolm Emmett Lafargue (1908-1963) — also known as Malcolm E. Lafargue — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., November 4, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, 1945-50; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1950. Episcopalian. French ancestry. Member, Federal Bar Association; Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., March 28, 1963 (age 54 years, 144 days). Interment at Centuries Memorial Park, Shreveport, La.
  Relatives: Son of Martha Elizabeth (O'Bannon) Lafargue (1879-1969) and Edwin Louis Lafargue (1881-1922); married, December 19, 1931, to Jewett Todd; nephew of Alvan Lafargue; grandson of Adolphe Jolna Lafargue (1855-1917); great-grandson of Alfred Briggs Irion.
  Political family: Lafargue family of Marksville, Louisiana.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bernard de Mandeville Marigny (1784-1868) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., 1784. Delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1812, 1845; member of Louisiana state legislature, 1815. French ancestry. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 2, 1868 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  James Pitot (1761-1831) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Normandy, France, 1761. Merchant; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1804-05; appointed 1804; resigned 1805; defeated, 1812. French ancestry. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., November 4, 1831 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  George H. Proffit (1807-1847) — of Petersburg, Pike County, Ind. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 7, 1807. Merchant; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1831-33, 1836-39; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1839-43; U.S. Minister to Brazil, 1843-44. French and English ancestry. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 7, 1847 (age 40 years, 0 days). Interment at Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Joseph Roffignac (1766-1846) — also known as Louis Philippe Joseph de Rouffignac — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Angoulême, France, 1766. Fled France in 1789 to escape the guillotine, presumably over disloyalty to the revolutionary regime; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1820-28. French ancestry. Suffered a stroke, and dropped the gun he was holding, which accidentally discharged, shooting him in the head and killing him, in Périgueux, France, 1846 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
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