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Louis ST. MARTIN

(1820-1893)

ST. MARTIN, Louis, a Representative from Louisiana; born in St. Charles Parish, La., on May 17, 1820; attended St. Mary’s College, Missouri, and Jefferson College, Louisiana; entered a notarial office and studied law until appointed a clerk in the post office at New Orleans; elected a member of the State house of representatives in 1840; appointed by President Polk register of the United States land office for the southeastern district of Louisiana in 1846 and served until 1849; member of the State house of representatives 1846-1850; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for reelection in 1852; engaged in mercantile pursuits; appointed register of voters for the city of New Orleans by Gov. Robert C. Wickliffe and reappointed by Gov. Thomas O. Moore; credentials of election to the Thirty-ninth Congress were presented, but as the State had not been readmitted to representation, did not qualify; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-first Congress, but the House decided that no valid election had been held; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1852, 1868, 1876, and 1880; again engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); was connected with the office of public accounts in the city hall at the time of his death; died in New Orleans, La., February 9, 1893; interment in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

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

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