Louis St. Martin

Louis St. Martin ( * May 17, 1820 in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, † February 9, 1893 in New Orleans, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1851 and 1853, and again 1885-1887, he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Career

Louis St. Martin attended St. Mary's College in Missouri and Jefferson College in Louisiana. He then worked in a notary's office. At the same time he studied law; later he has not worked as a lawyer. After his studies he became a clerk in a post office in New Orleans. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party.

In 1840, St. Martin was first elected to the House of Representatives from Louisiana. Between 1846 and 1850 he was again a deputy in the State Parliament. From 1846 to 1849 he worked for the Federal Land Registry in the southern part of the state of Louisiana. In the congressional elections of 1850, St. Martin in the first electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Emile La Sere on March 4, 1851. Since he resigned in 1852 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1853. This was overshadowed by discussions on the issue of slavery prior to the Civil War. In 1852 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore, was nominated on the Franklin Pierce as a presidential candidate.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives St. Martin was involved in trade. In the city of New Orleans, he was entrusted with the care of the electoral roll. After the State of Louisiana, who had in 1861 joined the Confederate States, was largely occupied in 1864 during the Civil War by Union troops there, elections were held for the U.S. Congress. Here, St. Martin was re-elected; but he was unable to take his seat in Washington, because the state of Louisiana had not yet been readmitted to the Union. In 1868, St. Martin was again elected to the House of Representatives. This time he was denied his seat because Congress doubted the validity of his choice.

In the years 1868, 1876 and 1880 Louis St. Martin was again a delegate to the respective national conventions of the Democrats. In the congressional elections of 1884 he was again elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. There he met on March 4, 1885 is the successor of Carleton Hunt. Until March 3, 1887, he could spend another term in Congress. St. Martin died on February 9, 1893 in New Orleans.

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