Jean Noël Destréhan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean Noël Destréhan

American politician

Date of Birth: 12-Dec-1759

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Date of Death: 09-Oct-1823

Profession: politician, plantation owner

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Jean Noël Destréhan

  • Jean-Noël Destréhan de Tours (1754 – October 4, 1823) was a Creole politician in Louisiana and one-time owner of St.
  • Charles Parish's Destrehan Plantation, one of Louisiana's historic antebellum landmarks.
  • The community of Destrehan was named for his family. Destréhan was born in colonial New Orleans to Jean Baptiste d'Estrehan and Jeanne Catherine de Gauvret (1729-1773) and was educated in France.
  • His father was the colonial treasurer for France, and his brother-in-law was Etienne de Boré, who perfected the sugar granulation process and served as New Orleans' first mayor.
  • Destréhan married Marie Claudine Eléonore Robin de Logny in 1786 and bought Destréhan Plantation in 1792. After the Louisiana Purchase, he served as Speaker of the territorial House of Representatives from 1804 to 1806 before receiving an appointment from President Thomas Jefferson to serve on the Orleans Territorial Council.
  • Destréhan served in this position during 1806 as president of the council.
  • President James Madison appointed him to a second legislative council for Orleans Territory in 1811, where he served again as president.
  • The Orleans Territorial Council crafted a legal system based on French and Spanish civil codes and established Louisiana's parish system of governance. Destréhan ran for Governor in the first gubernatorial election since statehood, but he placed a distant third behind William C.
  • C.
  • Claiborne and Jacques Villeré.
  • He was selected to serve in the United States Senate instead, but he resigned within a month.
  • He served in the Louisiana State Senate from 1812 to 1817.
  • He again ran for Governor in the 1820 election but placed fourth. During the 1814-15 Battle of New Orleans threat, Jean N.
  • Destrehan served on the Committee of Defense and three of his sons served in a cavalry unit.He continued planting, dying at his plantation on October 4, 1823.
  • Destréhan was buried at the St.
  • Charles Borromeo Church cemetery in Destrehan, Louisiana.

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