John Edward Bouligny

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John Edward Bouligny

John Edward Bouligny (February 5, 1824 – February 20, 1864) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. He served one term as a member of the anti-immigrant American Party.

Bouligny was born in New Orleans. Bouligny was strongly opposed to Louisiana's secession to join the Confederate States of America and retained his seat in Congress after Louisiana withdrew from the Union on January 26, 1861 until the expiry of his term on March 3, 1861. He remained in the North and died in Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War.

He was son of Louisiana state Representative Louis Bouligny and the nephew of Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny, a U.S. Senator from Louisiana. His grandfather, Francisco Bouligny, was a high-ranking colonial official and military governor in the late 18th century in Louisiana under Spanish rule.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Eustis Jr.
United States Representative for the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana
Succeeded by
Benjamin Flanders
during Civil War—Never Seated