Bannon Goforth Thibodeaux

Bannon Goforth Thibodeaux (* December 22, 1812 in Thibodaux, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, † March 5, 1866 in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana ) was an American politician. From 1845 to 1849 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born on St. Bridget plantation Bannon Thibodeaux attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law in Hagerstown (Maryland) and his admission to the bar he began in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish in to work in his new profession.

Politically, Thibodeaux joined the Democratic Party. In the years 1845 and 1852 he was a delegate at meetings to revise the Constitution of Louisiana. He also held some local offices. In the congressional elections of 1844 he was in the second electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Louis la Alcée industry on March 4, 1845. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1849 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events of the Mexican-American War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Thibodeaux again worked as a lawyer in his home. He was also active as sugar cane growers and artisans. Bannon Thibodeaux died on March 5, 1866 in Terrebonne Parish.