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DUPRÉ, Henry Garland

(1873—1924)


DUPRÉ, Henry Garland, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, La., July 28, 1873; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Tulane University, New Orleans, La., in 1892; was subsequently graduated from the law school of the same university; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New Orleans in 1895; assistant city attorney of New Orleans 1900-1910; member of the State house of representatives 1900-1910 and served as speaker 1908-1910; chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1908; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel L. Gillmore; reelected to the Sixty-second and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from November 8, 1910, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 21, 1924; interment in the Catholic Cemetery, Opelousas, La.

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

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