John Edward Bouligny

John Edward Bouligny ( born February 5, 1824 in New Orleans, Louisiana, † February 20, 1864 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1859 and 1861 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Bouligny, whose uncle Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny 1824 to 1829 belonged to the Senate of the United States, attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer in New Orleans, he began to work in his new profession. He also held several local offices. In the 1850s he joined the American Party.

In the congressional elections of 1858, he was elected in the first district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of George Eustis on March 4, 1859. His time in Congress was determined by the arguments and discussions in the immediate run-up to the Civil War. Bouligny was a loyal supporter of the Union and an opponent of secession. He was the only congressman from Louisiana, the Congress mandate be exercised after leaving his home state from the Union on January 26, 1861 to the end of its term on March 3, 1861.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Bouligny remained in the north and never returned to Louisiana. He died on February 20, 1864 at the age of 40 years in Washington and was buried at the local cemetery Congress.