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Charles Dominique Joseph BOULIGNY

(1773-1833)
Senate Years of Service:
1824-1825; 1825-1829
Party:
Adams-Clay Republican; Adams

BOULIGNY, Charles Dominique Joseph, (uncle of John Edward Bouligny), a Senator from Louisiana; born in New Orleans, La., August 22, 1773; was educated by private tutors; served as ensign in his father’s Spanish Regiment; commissioner of the municipal council in 1800; assumed American citizenship when the United States acquired Louisiana through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in New Orleans; member, Louisiana Territorial house of representatives 1806; appointed justice of the peace in New Orleans 1807; served on the committee on public defense during the British invasion in 1814 and 1815; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Johnson and served from November 19, 1824, to March 3, 1829; died in New Orleans, La., on March 4, 1833; interment in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Martin, Fontaine. A History of the Bouligny Family and Allied Families. Lafayette: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1990.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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