Carleton Hunt

Carleton Hunt ( born January 1, 1836 in New Orleans, Louisiana; † August 14, 1921 ) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1885 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Carleton Hunt was a nephew of Theodore Gaillard Hunt (1805-1893), who had also represented 1853-1855 the State of Louisiana in Congress. The younger Hunt attended the University Grammar School in New Orleans and then studied until 1856 at Harvard University. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Louisiana, now Tulane University, and its made ​​in 1858 admitted to the bar he began in New Orleans to work in his new profession.

In 1860, Hunt was a member of the short-lived Constitutional Union Party, whose national party he attended in Baton Rouge. During the Civil War he served as an officer in the army of the Confederate States. After the war, in 1866, he became the administrator of the University of Louisiana. At this university he taught in the following years the Law Faculty. For ten years he was dean of the law school. In 1878, Hunt was chairman of the foundation meeting of the American Bar Association.

Meanwhile, Hunt became a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1882 he was the first electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Randall L. Gibson on March 4, 1883. By March 3, 1885 Hunt graduated but only one term in Congress. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked as a lawyer in New Orleans. Between 1888 and 1892 he was also legal representatives of this city. He died on 14 August 1921 in New Orleans and was also buried there.