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Phanor BREAZEALE

(1858-1934)

BREAZEALE, Phanor, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Natchitoches Parish, La., December 29, 1858; attended private schools; moved to Natchitoches, La., in 1877; clerked in a mercantile establishment for two years; studied law; clerk in the supreme court of the State; was graduated from the law department of Tulane University, New Orleans, in 1881; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Natchitoches; also engaged in newspaper work 1882-1884; president of the school board of Natchitoches Parish 1888-1891; district attorney for the tenth judicial district 1892-1900; member of the State constitutional convention in 1898; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1904; resumed the practice of law in Natchitoches, La.; appointed in October 1908 member of a commission to codify the criminal laws of Louisiana and to prepare a code of criminal procedure; member of the Democratic State central committee since 1908 and a member of the executive committee; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908 and 1916; member of the constitutional convention to frame a constitution for the State of Louisiana in 1921; died in Natchitoches, La., April 29, 1934; interment in the Catholic Cemetery.

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

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