THIBODEAUX, Bannon Goforth, (1812 - 1866)


THIBODEAUX, Bannon Goforth, a Representative from Louisiana; born on St. Bridget plantation, near Thibodeaux, Terrebonne Parish, La., December 22, 1812; attended the country schools; studied law in Hagerstown, Md.; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes, La.; member of the State constitutional conventions in 1845 and 1852; held several local offices; elected to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849); resumed the practice of law in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, La.; sugar planter and manufacturer; died in Terrebonne Parish, La., March 5, 1866; interment in the Half-way Cemetery, near Houma, La.