John Edward Bouligny

John Edward Bouligny

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 20 Feb 1864 (aged 40)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Range 37, Site 104
Memorial ID 7371864 · View Source
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US Congressman. Elected to represent Louisiana's 1st District in the Thirty-Sixth Congress, he served from 1859 to 1861. The nephew of US Senator Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny, he was born and raised in New Orleans, where he was a practicing attorney and local politician. In the mid-1850s he joined the American Party, an anti-immigrant group derisively nicknamed the "Know-Nothings", and rode a wave of nativist sentiment to victory at the 1858 Congressional election. As a Unionist sympathizer Bouligny was strongly opposed to the secession of the Southern states, and he was the only member of the Louisiana delegation to remain in Congress after that state seceded from the Union on January 26, 1861. By then he had been defeated for reelection by Benjamin Flanders, and upon leaving office five weeks later he retired to private life. He never returned to Louisiana. Bouligny died at 40 in Washington DC and was interred at Congressional Cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7371864
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Edward Bouligny (5 Feb 1824–20 Feb 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7371864, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .