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BULLARD, Henry Adams, jurist, born in Groton, Massachusetts, 9 September, 1781; died in New Orleans, Louisiana, 17 April, 1851. He was graduated at Harvard in 1807, and studied law. He accompanied General Toledo on his revolutionary expedition to New Mexico in the spring of 1813 in the capacity of aide and military secretary. The revolutionists were defeated "by the royal troops at San Antonio, and Bullard suffered many hardships, but reached Natchitoehes, where he entered upon the practice of his profession. He was elected a district judge in 1822, entered congress in 1831, and served till 1834, when he was raised to the supreme bench of Louisiana, and held that office till 1846, except in 1839, when he served as secretary of state for Louisiana. In 1847 he became professor of civil law in the law-school of Louisiana. In 1850 he was elected to the legislature, and a few weeks later was chosen to serve out the unexpired term of Charles M. Conrad in congress, but died from fatigue after returning from Washington.
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