Adolph Meyer

Adolph Meyer (October 19, 1842 – March 8, 1908) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. He served nine terms as a Democrat from 1891 until his death in office in 1908.

Biography

Meyer was born in to a Jewish family of German descent in Natchez, Mississippi.[1]

During the Civil War, Meyer served on the staff of Brigadier General John Stuart Williams of Kentucky and attained the rank of assistant adjutant general. A planter in Mississippi and a banker in New Orleans, he served in the Louisiana National Guard, attaining the rank of brigadier general in 1881.[2]

General Meyer Avenue in the Algiers part of New Orleans is named in his honor as a tribute to his efforts in lobbying for a U.S. Naval Yard in that area.[3] In the mid-20th century there was an Adolph Meyer School in Algiers, as well.

Adolph Meyer Elementary School is a school in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. It is located at an elevation of 1 meters above sea level.

Its coordinates are 29°56'39" N and 90°2'10" W in DMS (Degrees Minutes Seconds) or 29.94417 and -90.03611 (in decimal degrees). Its UTM position is Northing: 3316294.564691 / Easting: 786084.67882987 / Zone 15R.

References

  1. ^ [1] at www.isjl.org <--dead link, April 2015.
  2. ^ Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, retrieved 28 Jan. 2016.
  3. ^ Germans of Louisiana by Ellen C. Merrill. Pelican Publishing, 2014.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Theodore Stark Wilkinson
United States Representative for the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana
1891-1908
Succeeded by
Albert Estopinal

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.