Armand Beauvais

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Armand Beauvais
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7th Governor of Louisiana
In office
1829–1830
Lieutenant none
Preceded by Pierre Derbigny
Succeeded by Jacques Dupre
Personal details
Born (1783-09-06)September 6, 1783
Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
Died November 18, 1843(1843-11-18) (aged 60)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Louise Delphine Labatut
Religion Catholic

Armand Julie Beauvais (September 6, 1783 - November 18, 1843) was a Justice of the Peace, a Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives, President of the Louisiana Senate and the seventh Governor of Louisiana.

He was born September 6, 1783 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. He was serving as President of the Louisiana Senate, to which he had been elected as a Whig, when Governor Pierre Derbigny was killed. Derbigny was thrown from his carriage on October 6, 1828, ten months into his term as Governor. Beauvais served as Acting Governor for three months and then resigned to run for a full term as Governor. He did not ultimately contest the election, and André Bienvenue Roman was elected unopposed. Governor Beauvais was then elected to the Louisiana Senate until 1834.

Beauvais died in New Orleans in 1843.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David C. Ker
Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives

Armand Beauvais
1820–1822

Succeeded by
Andre B. Roman
Preceded by
Pierre Derbigny
Governor of Louisiana
1829–1830
Succeeded by
Jacques Dupre