Numa F. Montet

Numa Francois Montet ( born September 17, 1892 in Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, † October 12, 1985 ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1937 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Numa Montet attended the public schools of his home, including the Louisiana State Normal College in Natchitoches. After a subsequent law degree from Tulane University in New Orleans and its made ​​in 1913 admitted to the bar he began in Franklin to work in his new profession. In 1914 he was treasurer of his hometown Thibodaux. A year later, he was legal representatives of this community.

Politically Montet was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1916 and 1920 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Louisiana. In 1924 and 1932 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. 1924 Montet competed unsuccessfully for the office of Attorney General of Louisiana. In 1925 he became acting district attorney in the 20th Judicial District of the State of. Finally, he served in the years 1928 and 1929 as a consultant to the motorway Commission of Louisiana.

After the death of Whitmell Martin P. Montet was at the due election for the third seat of Louisiana as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on August 6, 1929. After three re- elections he could remain until March 3, 1937 at the Congress. In 1933, there were adopted the 20th and the 21st Amendment. While Montets time in the U.S. House of Representatives, many of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were advised under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and put in place there since 1933.

1936 Montet was not nominated by his party for another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the following years he worked again as a lawyer. Numa Montet died on 12 October 1985 in his birthplace Thibodaux at the age of 93 years.