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Encyclopedia > Newton C. Blanchard

Newton Crain Blanchard (January 29, 1849 - June 22, 1922) was a United States Representative, Senator, and Governor of Louisiana. Born in Rapides Parish, he completed academic studies, studied law in Alexandria, Louisiana in 1868, and graduated from the law department of the Tulane University in 1870 (then named the University of Louisiana). He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Shreveport in 1871; in 1879 he was a delegate to the State constitutional convention. January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... List of Governors of Louisiana First French Era Sieur Sauvole de la Villantry 1699-1701 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne, Sieur de Bienville 1701-1713 Antonine de la Mothe Cadillac 1713-1716 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne 1716-1717 De lEpinay 1717-1718 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne 1718... Rapides Parish (French: Paroisse des Rapides) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... Alexandria is a city in Louisiana and the parish seat of Rapides Parish. ... Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... A bar association is a body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... Shreveport, Louisiana is the third largest metropolitan city in the state of Louisiana, USA. It is located in Caddo Parish, and as of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 200,145. ... The Louisiana Constitution is the governing document of the U.S. state of Louisiana. ...


Blanchard was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1881, until his resignation, effective March 12, 1894; while in the House of Representatives he was chairman of the Committee on Rivers and Harbors (Fiftieth through Fifty-third Congresses). He was appointed and subsequently elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward D. White and served from March 12, 1894, to March 3, 1897; he was not a candidate for reelection. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Improvement of the Mississippi River and its Tributaries (Fifty-third Congress). The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Chief Justice Edward Douglass White took the office in 1910. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Elected associate justice of the supreme court of Louisiana, Blanchard served from 1897 to 1903, when he resigned. He was Governor of Louisiana from 1904 to 1908, and resumed the practice of law in Shreveport. In 1913 he was again a member of the State constitutional convention, this time serving as president. He died in Shreveport in 1922; interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. Chapel in Green-Wood Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, several blocks east of Prospect Park. ...


References

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...

External link

  • Louisiana Secretary of State's official biography
  • Cemetery Memorial by La-Cemeteries
Preceded by
Joseph Barton Elam
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 4th congressional district

1881–1893
Succeeded by
Henry Warren Ogden
Preceded by
Edward D. White
United States Senator (Class 3) from Louisiana
1894–1897
Served alongside: Donelson Caffery
Succeeded by
Samuel D. McEnery

 
 

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