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Bouligny, John Edward

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John Edward Bouligny (February 5, 1824 – February 20, 1864) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. He served one term as a member of the anti-immigrant American Party. Bouligny was born in New Orleans. Bouligny was strongly opposed to Louisiana's secession to join the Confederate States of America and retained his seat after Louisiana withdrew from the Union. He remained in the North and died in Washington, D.C..  Autograph Slip Writing Signed, n.d.  4 x 2 1/3  mounted with light toning written in blk ink overall, fine/very fine condition.  

"John Edward Bouligny (February 5, 1824 - February 20, 1864) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. He served one term as a member of the anti-immigrant American Party.

Bouligny was born in New Orleans. Bouligny was strongly opposed to Louisiana's secession to join the Confederate States of America and retained his seat after Louisiana withdrew from the Union. He remained in the North and died in Washington, D.C..

He was the nephew of Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny, a U.S. Senator from Louisiana.

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"