Robert L. Mouton

Robert Louis Mouton ( born October 20, 1892 in Duchamp, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, † November 26, 1956 in New Orleans, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1937 and 1941 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even as a child moved with his parents to Robert Mouton Lafayette, where he attended the public schools. He then studied at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, also in Lafayette. Between 1911 and 1912 Mouton worked as a bank clerk. Subsequently, he was from 1912 to 1914 teacher at Charles College in Grand Coteau. Then he ran a night school in Lafayette and has worked in the insurance industry. Between 1916 and 1919 he worked for the customs authority in Haiti. His activities there was interrupted by the First World War, in which he took part as a soldier of the U.S. Marine Corps. There he was employed as a translator and intelligence officer. Later he was a member of the reserve of these weapons. In 1919 he returned to Lafayette, where he worked in horticulture.

At the same Mouton began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1919 and 1927, and again from 1931 to 1935 he was mayor of Lafayette. In the years 1929 and 1930 he also served as postmaster in this city. In 1936 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, was nominated to the President Franklin D. Roosevelt for a second term. In the congressional elections of 1936 Mouton was the third electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Numa F. Montet on January 3, 1937. After a re-election in 1938 he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1941 two legislative sessions. At this time there more New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted.

1940 Mouton has not been nominated by his party for another term in Congress. In the following years he was again engaged in horticulture. He also went into the real estate industry. Robert Mouton died on 26 November 1956 in New Orleans.