MEYER, Adolph, (1842 - 1908)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

MEYER, Adolph, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Natchez, Adams County, Miss., October 19, 1842; attended the common schools; matriculated at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, but before graduation enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1862; served until the close of the Civil War on the staff of Brig. Gen. John S. Williams, of Kentucky, and attained the rank of assistant adjutant general; returned to Natchez and engaged extensively in the cultivation of cotton, sugar cane, and rice; also engaged in banking in the city of New Orleans; elected colonel of the First Regiment of the Louisiana State National Guard in 1879; appointed by Governor Wiltz brigadier general of the First Brigade, embracing all the uniformed militia in the State, in 1881; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1891, until his death in New Orleans, La., March 8, 1908; interment in Metairie Cemetery.