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George Augustus WAGGAMAN

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WAGGAMAN, George Augustus, a Senator from Louisiana; born in Caroline County, Md., in 1782; completed preparatory studies under private tutors; studied law; admitted to the bar in Caroline County, Md., in 1811; served in the War of 1812 under General Andrew Jackson at New Orleans; settled in Baton Rouge, La., and commenced the practice of law in 1813; attorney general of the third district of Louisiana in 1813; judge of the third judicial circuit court in 1818; assistant judge of the criminal court in New Orleans in 1819; interested in sugarcane growing; secretary of state of Louisiana 1830-1832; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Livingston and served from November 15, 1831, to March 3, 1835; resumed the practice of law in New Orleans and also again engaged in sugarcane planting; participated as a principal in a duel and received injuries from which he died in New Orleans, La., March 31, 1843; interment in Girod Cemetery.

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

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