|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1833|
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 1891|
Attorney and Confederate Civil War veteran. He attended Indiana's Hanover College, earned a law degree at Tulane University in 1853, and became an attorney in New Orleans. In 1857 he was appointed Registrar of the US Land Office in Monroe, serving until 1861. During the Civil War he served in the Confederate Army, joining Company B, 4th Louisiana Battalion as a Captain and attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before being discharged for wounds in 1864. In 1867 he was elected to the state legislature, but as a former Confederate, he was not allowed to assume his seat. In 1872 he was the Democratic nominee for Governor. The results of the general election were contested, with McEnery and Reconstruction Republican William P. Kellogg both claiming victory, and both taking the oath of office in January 1873. After armed disturbances had to be quelled by federal authorities, President Grant intervened. In September 1873 Kellogg was declared the winner of the election contest and allowed to assume office, after which McEnery returned to his New Orleans law practice. He was the brother of Governor and US Senator Samuel D. McEnery.
Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Oct 26, 2009
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