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Alcée Louis LA BRANCHE

(1806-1861)

LA BRANCHE, Alcée Louis, a Representative from Louisiana; born near New Orleans, La., in 1806; attended the Université de Sorreze, France; engaged in planting; member of the State house of representatives 1831-1833 and was chosen speaker of the house January 7, 1833; Charge d’Affaires to Texas from 1837 to 1840, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); naval officer at the port of New Orleans in 1847; died at Hot Springs, Va., August 17, 1861; interment in Red Church Cemetery, St. Charles Parish; reinterment in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.

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

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