William Leigh Brent

William Leigh Brent

Birth
Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, USA
Death 3 Jul 1848 (aged 64)
Saint Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Saint Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 7204049 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He studied law, was admitted to the bar of Maryland, moved to Louisiana in 1809 and opened a law practice. There President Madison appointed him as Deputy Attorney General for the western district of the Territory of Orleans. In 1822, he was elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and as an Adams to the Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses, serving until 1829. After his term, he was a founding member of Louisiana's Whig Party and resumed the practice of law until his death at age 64. His son Joseph L. Brent, was a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army, during the Civil War.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 22 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7204049
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Leigh Brent (20 Feb 1784–3 Jul 1848), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7204049, citing Saint Michael's Catholic Cemetery, Saint Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .