Adolph Meyer

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Adolph Meyer
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 8, 1908
Preceded by Theodore S. Wilkinson
Succeeded by Albert Estopinal
Personal details
Born Adolph Meyer
(1842-10-19)October 19, 1842
Natchez, Mississippi
Died March 8, 1908(1908-03-08) (aged 65)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Resting place New Orleans, Louisiana
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Virginia
Profession Banker, Planter
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Confederate States of America Confederate States of America
Service/branch Confederate States Army
Louisiana National Guard
Years of service 1862–1865 (CSA)
Rank Assistant Adjutant General
Battles/wars American Civil War

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. A planter in Mississippi and a banker in New Orleans, he served in the Louisiana National Guard, attaining the rank of brigadier general in 1881.[2]

General Meyer Avenue in the Algiers part of New Orleans is named in his honor as a tribute to his efforts in lobbying for a U.S. Naval Yard in that area.[3] In the mid-20th century there was an Adolph Meyer School in Algiers, as well.

Adolph Meyer Elementary School is a school in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. (the former Harriet Tubman Elementary building at 2013 General Meyer Ave that lost its charter, not the new one down the block) It is located at an elevation of 1 meters above sea level.

Its coordinates are 29°56'39" N and 90°2'10" W in DMS (Degrees Minutes Seconds) or 29.94417 and -90.03611 (in decimal degrees). Its UTM position is Northing: 3316294.564691 / Easting: 786084.67882987 / Zone 15R.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived October 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. at www.isjl.org <--dead link, April 2015.
  2. ^ Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, retrieved 28 Jan. 2016.
  3. ^ Germans of Louisiana by Ellen C. Merrill. Pelican Publishing, 2014.

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U.S. 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 the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.