Adolph Meyer

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Adolph Meyer (October 19, 1842 – March 8, 1908) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. He served nine terms as a Democrat from 1891 until his death in office in 1908.

Biography[edit]

Meyer was born in to a Jewish family of German descent in Natchez, Mississippi.[1] During the Civil War, Meyer served on the staff of Brigadier General John Stuart Williams of Kentucky and attained the rank of assistant adjutant general.

General Meyer Avenue in the Algiers part of New Orleans is named in his honor as a tribute to his efforts to lobbying for a Naval Yard in that area.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] at www.isjl.org
  2. ^ [2] "Germans of Louisiana" by Ellen C. Merrill

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Theodore Stark Wilkinson
United States Representative for the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana
1891-1908
Succeeded by
Albert Estopinal

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.