Henry Adams Bullard

Henry Adams Bullard ( born September 9, 1788 in Pepperell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, † April 17, 1851 in New Orleans, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1831 and 1834, and again in the years 1850 to 1851, he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Bullard studied until 1807 at Harvard University. After a subsequent law school in Boston and Philadelphia, he was admitted in 1812 as a lawyer. In 1813 he joined an unsuccessful expedition for the conquest of the independence of the province of Texas from Spain. After this failed company, he moved to Natchitoches in Louisiana, where he first worked as a lawyer. In 1822 he was appointed to his new home to the district judge. This office he held for several years with interruptions. Politically, Bullard joined the movement to President John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay, who stood in opposition to Andrew Jackson and his Democratic party was established in 1828. From this anti- Jackson movement was initially the short-lived National Republican Party, which then merged into the Whig Party in 1835. Bullard was a member of both parties.

In the congressional elections of 1830 Bullard was as Nationalrepublikaner in the third electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Walter Hampden Overton on March 4, 1831. After two re- elections he could remain until his resignation on January 4, 1834 in Congress. There has been considerable debate about its policy since the inauguration of Andrew Jackson as the seventh U.S. president in 1829. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President.

In January 1834 Bullard resigned because he had been appointed as the successor of Alexander Porter judge of the Louisiana Supreme Court. This office he held until 1846. In 1839 he was at the same time as Secretary of State executive official of the state government of Louisiana. After the end of his time as a judge Bullard worked as a private lawyer in New Orleans. In 1847 he received an appointment as professor of law at the Law School of Louisiana.

In 1850 he returned again back into politics. In that year he was first elected to the House of Representatives from Louisiana. Following the resignation of Mr Charles Magill Conrad Bullard was chosen as the candidate of the Whigs in the election due for the second parliamentary seat of Louisiana as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives. There he met on December 5, 1850 at its new mandate. Until March 3, 1851 he ended the opened legislature of his predecessor. Henry Bullard died a few weeks later, on April 17, 1851, in New Orleans. In addition to his already -mentioned activities, he was also the first president of the Louisiana Historical Society.