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Albert ESTOPINAL

(1845-1919)

ESTOPINAL, Albert, a Representative from Louisiana; born in St. Bernard Parish, La., January 30, 1845; attended the public and private schools; left school in January 1862 to enlist in the Confederate Army and served in Company G, Twenty-eighth Regiment, Louisiana Infantry; made sergeant of Company G, Twenty-second Louisiana Heavy Artillery, and served throughout the Civil War; engaged in the commission business at New Orleans for several years but most of his life was spent at his home, “Kenilworth Plantation,” near New Orleans; sheriff of St. Bernard Parish 1872-1876; member of the State house of representatives 1876-1880; member of the constitutional conventions in 1879 and 1898; served in the State senate 1880-1900; Lieutenant Governor 1900-1904; chairman of the Democratic State central committee in 1908; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Adolph Meyers; reelected to the Sixty-first and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from November 3, 1908, until his death in New Orleans, La., April 28, 1919; interment in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, New Orleans, La.

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

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