Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny

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Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny
United States Senator
from Louisiana
In office
November 19, 1824 – March 4, 1829
Preceded by Henry Johnson
Succeeded by Edward Livingston
Personal details
Born (1773-08-22)August 22, 1773
New Orleans, Louisiana
Died March 4, 1833(1833-03-04) (aged 59)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Political party Democratic-Republican

Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny (August 22, 1773 – March 4, 1833) was a lawyer and U.S. Senator from Louisiana. He was the uncle of John Edward Bouligny.

He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana., August 22, 1773; was educated by private tutors; served as ensign in the Spanish Regiment commanded by his father, Francisco Bouligny; commissioner of the municipal council in 1800; assumed American citizenship when the United States acquired Louisiana through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in New Orleans; member, Louisiana Territorial house of representatives 1806; appointed justice of the peace in New Orleans 1807; served on the committee on public defense during the British invasion in 1814 and 1815.

He was elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Johnson and served from November 19, 1824, to March 4, 1829. He served as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee in the second session of the 20th Congress.

He died in New Orleans, La., on March 4, 1833; interment in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.


United States Senate
Preceded by
Henry Johnson
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Louisiana
November 19, 1824 – March 4, 1829
Served alongside: Josiah S. Johnston
Succeeded by
Edward Livingston