Charles Parlange

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Charles Parlange

Charles Parlange (July 23, 1851 – February 4, 1907) was a Louisiana state senator, United States Attorney, Louisiana Lieutenant Governor, Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court and United States federal judge.

Early life[edit]

Parlange was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Charles and Virginie (Trahan) Parlange of Pointe Coupee, Louisiana. He attended Centenary College in Jackson, Louisiana. He read law in 1873 and resided at his family home at the Parlange Plantation House near New Roads, Louisiana.

Career[edit]

Parlange was engaged in the private practice of law in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana from 1873 to 1880. He was named United States Commissioner from Louisiana to the Paris Exposition of 1878 and was a member of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1879. Parlange was elected to the Louisiana state senate from 1880 to 1885 representing Pointe Coupee Parish and Avoyelles Parish. He resigned his senate seat to be the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1885 to 1889. He was in private practice of law in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1889 to 1892. Elected Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana in 1892, he resigned in 1893 to serve as an Associate justice, Supreme Court of Louisiana until 1894.

Parlange was nominated by President Grover Cleveland to be a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on December 11, 1893. This nomination was to a seat vacated by Edward C. Billings. Parlange was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 15, 1894, and received his commission the same day. Parlange served as a federal judge until his death on February 4, 1907.

He died in New Orleans, Louisiana and was buried in Metarie Cemetery.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Jeffries (D)
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana

Charles Parlange (D)
1892–1893

Succeeded by
Hiram R. Lott (D)
Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles E. Fenner
Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court
Charles Parlange

1893–1894
Succeeded by
Henry C. Miller
Legal offices
Preceded by
Edward Coke Billings
United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Charles Parlange

1894–1907
Succeeded by
Eugene Davis Saunders