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René Louis DE ROUEN

(1874-1942)

DE ROUEN, René Louis, a Representative from Louisiana; born on a farm near Ville Platte, St. Landry Parish (now Evangeline Parish), January 7, 1874; attended private and public schools, and St. Charles College, Grand Coteau, La.; was graduated from Holy Cross College, New Orleans, La., in 1892; engaged in mercantile pursuits, banking, and farming; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1921; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Ladislas Lazaro; reelected to the Seventy-first and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from August 23, 1927, to January 3, 1941; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Seventy-third through Seventy-sixth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1940; served in the State banking department in Baton Rouge, La., after his retirement from Congress until his death; died in Baton Rouge, La., March 27, 1942; interment in Catholic Cemetery, Ville Platte, La.

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

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