Theodore Gaillard Hunt

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Theodore Gaillard Hunt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded by Joseph Aristide Landry
Succeeded by Miles Taylor
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1805-10-23)October 23, 1805
Charleston, South Carolina
Died November 15, 1893(1893-11-15) (aged 88)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Political party Whig

Theodore Gaillard Hunt (October 23, 1805 – November 15, 1893) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. He served one term as a Whig. In 1854, he ran for Congress and lost as a candidate of the American (Know-Nothing) Party.[1]


Hunt was born in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to being a member of Congress, Hunt was district attorney for New Orleans, member of the state House of Representative for sixteen years, and later a judge.

During the American Civil War, Hunt was the colonel of the 5th Louisiana Infantry in 1861-62 and later a brigadier general in the Louisiana militia. After New Orleans fell into Union hands, Hunt, who had opposed secession, resigned from the Confederate Army and became Adjutant General of Union Louisiana.[2]

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Aristide Landry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Succeeded by
Miles Taylor

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website