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Numa Francois MONTET

(1892-1985)

MONTET, Numa Francois, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Thibodaux, La Fourche Parish, La., September 17, 1892; attended the common schools and Louisiana State Normal College at Natchitoches; was graduated from the law department of Tulane University, New Orleans, La., in 1913; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Franklin, La.; served as secretary-treasurer of the city of Thibodaux in 1914 and as city attorney in 1915; member of the State house of representatives 1916-1920; unsuccessful candidate for attorney general of Louisiana in 1924; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1924 and 1932; acting prosecuting attorney for the twentieth judicial district of Louisiana in 1925; general counsel for State highway commission in 1928 and 1929; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Whitmell P. Martin; reelected to the Seventy-second, Seventy-third, and Seventy-fourth Congresses and served from August 6, 1929, to January 3, 1937; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936; resumed the practice of law in Thibodaux, La., where he resided until his death there October 12, 1985; interment in Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Plattenville, La.

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

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