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 Louis Auguste Benoist

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Louis Auguste Benoist

Benoist was the first native-born St. Louisan to enter the banking business. His father, Francis M. Benoist, came from Montreal to St. Louis to engage in fur business and Indian trade. When Louis finished school in Kentucky, he studied medicine for two years but then changed to law. Part of his law study was spent in the office of Pierre Provenchere, conveyancer. This resulted in Benoist becoming one of St. Louis' first real estate and loan agents. He opened his banking business in 1832. Successful from the start, he soon opened a branch in New Orleans.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger



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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6133882
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Auguste Benoist (13 Aug 1803–15 Jan 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6133882, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .