EUSTIS, George, Jr., (brother of James Biddle Eustis),
a Representative from Louisiana; born in New Orleans, La., September
28, 1828; was graduated from Jefferson College, Convent, La., and from the law
department of Harvard University; was admitted to the bar and commenced
practice in New Orleans; elected as the American Party candidate to the
Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859);
secretary to John Slidell and was taken prisoner with him from the British mail
Trent in 1861; secretary of the Confederate mission at Paris;
remained in Paris after the close of the war; commissioned by Elihu B.
Washburne, United States Minister at Paris, to negotiate a postal treaty with
the French Government; died in Cannes, France, March 15, 1872; interment in Oak
Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
BibliographyTregle, Joseph G. George Eustis, Jr., Non-Mythic Southerner.
Louisiana History 16 (Fall 1975): 383-90.