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Theodore Gaillard HUNT

(1805-1893)

HUNT, Theodore Gaillard, (nephew of John Gaillard and uncle of Carleton Hunt), a Representative from Louisiana; born in Charleston, S.C., October 23, 1805; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from the law department of Columbia College, New York City; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Charleston, S.C.; moved to New Orleans, La., about 1830; district attorney for New Orleans; member of the State house of representatives from 1837 until his election to Congress; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); judge of the first Louisiana district (then the criminal court of New Orleans) in 1859; colonel of the Fifth Louisiana Regiment, Confederate Army, in 1861 and 1862; appointed by Governor Allen adjutant general of Louisiana with the rank of brigadier general and remained in active service until the close of the Civil War; died in New Orleans, La., November 15, 1893; interment in Metairie Cemetery.

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

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