H. Garland Dupré

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Henry Garland Dupré
Louisiana State Representative from District 14 (Orleans Parish)
In office
Preceded by Dr. Stewart L. Henry
Succeeded by Martin Henry Manion
Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by Joseph W. Hyams
Succeeded by Lee Emmett Thomas
Member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 2nd district
In office
November 8, 1910 – February 21, 1924
Preceded by Samuel Louis Gilmore
Succeeded by James Z. Spearing
Personal details
Born (1873-07-28)July 28, 1873
Opelousas, St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA
Died February 21, 1924(1924-02-21) (aged 50)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Catholic Cemetery in Opelousas
Political party Democratic
Parents Laurent and Marie Celeste Garland Dupré

Opelousas, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
Alma mater

Tulane University

Tulane University Law School
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

Henry Garland Dupré (July 28, 1873 – February 21, 1924)[1] was from 1910 to 1924 a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district, based about New Orleans, Louisiana.

Born in Opelousas in St. Landry Parish in south Louisiana, Dupré attended public schools and graduated in 1892 from Tulane University in New Orleans and thereafter the Tulane University Law School. In 1895, he was admitted to the bar and began his law practice in New Orleans.

He served as assistant city attorney of New Orleans from 1900 to 1910. During that same period, he was the District 14 member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for Orleans Parish. He was House Speaker from 1908 to 1910.[2] In 1908, he chaired the Louisiana Democratic State Convention.

Dupré was elected to the Sixty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel Louis Gilmore. He was reelected to the Sixty-second and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from November 8, 1910, until his death in Washington, D.C., on February 21, 1924. He is interred at the Catholic Cemetery in his native Opelousas.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Henry Garland Dupré". findagrave.com. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Membership of the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2016" (PDF). legis.la.gov. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 

Preceded by
Dr. Stewart L. Henry
Louisiana State Representative from District 14 (Orleans Parish)

Garland Henry Dupré

Succeeded by
Martin Henry Manion
Preceded by
Joseph W. Hyams (West Baton Rouge Parish)
Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives

Garland Henry Dupré

Succeeded by
Lee Emmett Thomas (Caddo Parish)
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Louis Gilmore
U.S. Representative from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district

Garland Henry Dupré

Succeeded by
James Z. Spearing