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Pierre Augustine Derbigny
Governor of Louisiana

Preceded by Henry Johnson
Governor by Election
Served from December 15, 1828
Served to October 6, 1829
Left Office by Death
Succeeded by Arnaud J. Beauvais
Military Calvary in Louisiana Militia
War of 1812
Battle of New Orleans
Born June 30, 1769
Laon, France
Died October 6, 1829
Gretna, Louisiana
Cause Head wound
Age 60
Party Whig
Profession Lawyer
Spouse Félicité Odile deHault de Lassus
Children 7
Religion Catholic
Burial St. Louis Cemetery #1

1828 - 1829

Pierre Auguste Bourguigon Derbigny is the 6th Governor of Louisiana.  Governor Derbigny died after ten months in office on October 6, 1829. 

He was a candidate for governor in the election of 1820, losing to Thomas B. Robertson.

His death was a result of a carriage accident in Gretna, La.  He is buried in St. Louis Cemetery #1 in New Orleans.

Arnaud J. Beauvais succeeded to Governor under the Constitution of 1812 that mandated that the President of the Senate assume the duties of the Governor in this situation.


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