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FROMENTIN, Eligins, jurist, born in France; died in New Orleans, La., 6 October. 1822. He was a Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Jesuit order, but, after removing to the United States, married and settled in New Orleans. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced there. Mr. Fromentin was elected to the U. S. Senate, and served from 1813 till 1819. He was appointed judge of the criminal court in New Orleans in 1821, and presided over the same court in the western district of Florida in January 1822, while Jackson was governor, for a short time only, afterward resuming the practice of law in New Orleans. His wife died of yellow fever in October 1822, and he followed her within twenty-four hours. He published" Observations on a Bill respecting Land Titles in Orleans and Dominique."
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