|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 1st district
March 4, 1891 – March 8, 1908
|Preceded by||Theodore S. Wilkinson|
|Succeeded by||Albert Estopinal|
October 19, 1842
|Died||March 8, 1908
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Resting place||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Alma mater||University of Virginia|
|Allegiance|| United States
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.
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.
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. 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.
- List of Jewish members of the United States Congress
- List of United States Congress members who died in office (1900–49)
- United States Congress. "Adolph Meyer (id: M000679)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Adolph Meyer at Find a Grave
- Adolph Meyer, late a representative from Louisiana, Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1909
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Theodore Stark Wilkinson
|United States Representative for the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana
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