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Walter GUION

(1849-1927)
Senate Years of Service:
1918-1918
Party:
Democrat

GUION, Walter, a Senator from Louisiana; born near Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, La., April 3, 1849; tutored at home and then attended Jefferson College in St. James Parish; moved to Assumption Parish in 1866; deputy clerk of the court 1870-1871; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in the Parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, and Ascension; judge of the twentieth district 1888-1892 and of the twenty-seventh district 1892-1900; attorney general of the State 1900-1912; appointed by President Woodrow Wilson United States attorney for the eastern district of Louisiana in 1913-1917, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law in Napoleonville and Convent, La.; chairman of the district exemption board, division No. 2, eastern district of Louisiana, and a member of the State council of defense during the First World War; appointed on April 22, 1918, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert F. Broussard and served from April 22, 1918, until November 5, 1918, when a successor was elected; chairman, Committee on Coast and Insular Survey (Sixty-fifth Congress); practiced law in New Orleans, La., until his death in that city on February 7, 1927; interment in Metairie Cemetery.

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

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