PUJO, Arsène Paulin, (1861 - 1939)


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PUJO, Arsène Paulin, a Representative from Louisiana; born near Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La., December 16, 1861; attended public and private schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Lake Charles, La.; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1898; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Banking and Currency (Sixty-second Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed the practice of law in Lake Charles, La.; died in New Orleans, La., December 31, 1939, while on a visit for medical treatment; interment in Orange Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, La.