C.S. Legislative Branch Dupre, Lucius Jacques, CS Congressman, LA

Lucius Jacques Dupré:
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Born: April 18, 1822
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Birthplace: St. Landry Parish Louisiana
Father: Cyprien Dupré 1802 – 1864
(Buried: Saint Landry Church Cemetery Opelousas Louisiana)
Mother: Marceline “Marcelite” Guidry 1804 – 1884
(Buried: Saint Landry Church Cemetery Opelousas Louisiana)
Wife: Caroline Victoire Vanhille 1826 – 1896
(Buried: Saint Landry Church Cemetery Opelousas Louisiana)

Children:

Jacques Lucius Dupré 1844 – 1863
(Buried: Unknown Burial Place)
Laurent Dupré 1849 – 1905
(Buried: Saint Landry Church Cemetery Opelousas Louisiana)
Marie Edmonia Dupré Reaud 1856 – 1890
(Buried: Unknown Burial Place)
Gilbert Louis Dupré Sr. 1858 – 1946
(Buried: Myrtle Grove Cemetery Opelousas Louisiana)
Lucius G. Dupré 1868 – 1911
(Buried: Unknown Burial Place)

Education:
Graduated in belle letters from University of Virginia
1842: Graduated from University of Virginia Law School

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Opelousas Louisiana
Judge of Fifteenth Judicial District of Louisiana

Civil War Career:
1861: Member of Louisiana State Constitutional Convention
1861 – 1862: Private in 18th​ Louisiana Infantry Regiment
1862 – 1865: Confederate States Congressman from Louisiana
1862 – 1864: Member of House Indian Affairs Committee
1862 – 1864: Member of House Printing Committee
1862 – 1864: Member of Joint Printing Committee
1864 – 1865: Chairman of House Printing Committee
1865: Attended Congress until finally adjourned in March.
Chairman of a Special Committee to ascertain if military commanders were practicing proper economy.
Staunch Supporter of the Jefferson Davis Administration.
Believed the President Should direct the war without interference.
Opposed high taxes and penalties on speculation.
Proposed treasury notes should be made legal tender.
Advocate for the equalization of salaries.
Advocate for prompt payment of claims against the government.
Advocate for the provision of better supplies to the army rather than high pay.

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1869: Attorney in Opelousas Louisiana


Died:
March 5, 1869
Place of Death: Opelousas Louisiana
Age at time of Death: 46 years old
Burial Place: Saint Landry Church Cemetery Opelousas Louisiana
 

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