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BOULIGNY, Dominique, senator, born in Louisiana in 1773; died in New Orleans, La., 5 March 1833. He received a public-school education and studied law. After admission to the bar he practiced in New Orleans, and subsequently was elected United States senator, succeeding Henry Johnson, and serving from 21 December 1824, until 3 March 1829. Mr. Bouligny was in command of a regiment during 1795.
His nephew, John Edward, congressman, born in New Orleans, La., 17 February 1824; died in Washington, District of Columbia, 20 February 1864. He received a public-school education, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began practice in New Orleans, where he afterward held several important offices. Subsequently he was elected to congress as a "National American," serving from 5 December 1859, till 3 March 1861. Mr. Bouligny was opposed to the doctrine of secession, and was the only representative from a seceding state that did not leave his seat. During the civil war he remained in the north, dying in Washington before its close.
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