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Henry Adams BULLARD

(1788-1851)

BULLARD, Henry Adams, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Pepperell, Mass., September 9, 1788; was graduated from Harvard University in 1807; studied law in Boston and Philadelphia; was admitted to the bar about 1812; accompanied Gen. José Álvarez Toledo as military secretary on his revolutionary expedition into Texas in 1813; moved to Natchitoches, La., and commenced the practice of law; appointed district judge in 1822, but resigned after a few years’ service, returning to the bench later for another period of service; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1831, until January 4, 1834, when he resigned, having been appointed judge; judge of the supreme court of Louisiana from 1834 to 1846; acted as secretary of state of Louisiana in 1839; resumed the practice of law in New Orleans, La.; appointed professor of civil law in the Law School of Louisiana in 1847; served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1850; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles M. Conrad and served from December 5, 1850, to March 3, 1851; died in New Orleans on April 17, 1851; interment in Girod Street Cemetery.

Bibliography

Bonquois, Dora J. “The Career of Henry Adams Bullard, Louisiana Jurist, Legislator, and Educator.” Louisiana Historical Quarterly 23 (October 1940): 999-1106.

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

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