BULLARD, Henry Adams, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Pepperell, Mass., September 9, 1788; was
graduated from Harvard University in 1807; studied law in Boston and Philadelphia; was admitted to
the bar about 1812; accompanied Gen. José Álvarez Toledo as military secretary on his revolutionary
expedition into Texas in 1813; moved to Natchitoches, La., and commenced the practice of law;
appointed district judge in 1822, but resigned after a few years service, returning to the bench later for
another period of service; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third
Congresses and served from March 4, 1831, until January 4, 1834, when he resigned, having been
appointed judge; judge of the supreme court of Louisiana from 1834 to 1846; acted as secretary of
state of Louisiana in 1839; resumed the practice of law in New Orleans, La.; appointed professor of
civil law in the Law School of Louisiana in 1847; served as a member of the State house of
representatives in 1850; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Charles M. Conrad and served from December 5, 1850, to March 3, 1851; died in
New Orleans on April 17, 1851; interment in Girod Street Cemetery.
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Bullard, Louisiana Jurist, Legislator, and Educator. Louisiana Historical Quarterly
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