Alcée Louis la Branche

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Alcée Louis la Branche
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845
Preceded by John Bennett Dawson
Succeeded by Bannon Goforth Thibodeaux
1st United States Chargé d'Affaires in Texas
In office
October 23–27, 1837 – c. June 5, 1840
Preceded by None (inaugural holder)
Succeeded by George H. Flood
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
1837
Personal details
Born 1806
Near New Orleans, Louisiana
Died August 17, 1861(1861-08-17)
Hot Springs, Virginia
Political party Democratic

Alcée Louis la Branche (1806 – August 17, 1861) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Louisiana. He served one term as a Democrat.

La Branche was born near New Orleans, the son of Alexandre La Branche (a Revolutionary War regimental commander whose family had emigrated to Louisiana from Bavaria and had changed its surname from the German "Zweig" to the French "Branche," with both names meaning "branch") and Marie Jeanne Piseros (whose family was of Spanish ancestry).[1] La Branche attended the Université de Sorèze in Sorèze (France). He served as Speaker of the House of the Louisiana State House of Representatives in 1833 and later served as Chargé d'Affaires to the Republic of Texas. He served in Congress from 1843 until 1845. He died in Hot Springs, Virginia.

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  1. ^ See "Alcée Louis La Branche" in "The Handbook of Texas," published by the Texas State Historical Association: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fla06.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alexandre Mouton
Speakers of the Louisiana House of Representatives
1833–1837
Succeeded by
Joseph Marshall Walker
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Bennett Dawson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district

1843–1845
Succeeded by
Bannon Goforth Thibodeaux
Diplomatic posts
New title
Mission established
United States Chargé d'Affairs to Texas
1837-1840
Succeeded by
George H. Flood