Edward James Gay

Edward James Gay

Bedford County, Virginia, USA
Death 30 May 1889 (aged 73)
Iberville Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 31, Lot 188
Memorial ID 21231 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He attended Augusta College Kentucky, (1833-34) and engaged in commercial business in St. Louis, Missouri, (1838-60). Moving to Louisiana, after the Civil War, he engaged in manufacturing and was the first president of the Louisiana Sugar Exchange in New Orleans. In 1885, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses and served until his death at age 73. U.S. Senator Edward James Gay, was his grandson.

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