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DESTREHAN, Jean Noel, senator, born about 1780. He was a citizen of Louisiana, and in 1805 one of the authors of a pamphlet attacking the territorial government. He was a member of the state convention of 1811, and voted with the minority against, the application of Louisiana for admission into the Union. Notwithstanding this, he was appointed one of a committee of seven to draft a constitution for the new state. In 1812 he was elected to the U. S. Senate, but resigned the office before taking his seat.
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