Dec. 24, 1804 Winchester Winchester City Virginia, USA
Feb. 11, 1878 New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA
US Congressman. Elected to represent Louisiana's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1849 to 1850. Also served as a Member of the Louisiana State House of Representatives, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1842 to 1843, United States Secretary of War from 1850 to 1853, Delegate from Louisiana to the Confederate Provisional Congress from 1861 to 1862, and Representative from Louisiana in the Confederate Congress from 1862 to 1865.