1881 - 1888
Samuel Douglas McEnery,
the younger brother of
John McEnery, served from 1881 - 1888 and
died in 1910
He was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1880 along with the election of Louis Alfred Wiltz as governor.
Wiltz was seriously ill throughout his brief tenure, dying twenty-one months into his term. McEnery succeeded as the 28th governor for the remainder of the term and was then elected as the 29th governor for the term beginning in 1884.
McEnery was defeated by Francis T. Nicholls for the Democratic nomination for governor for the term beginning in 1888.
Gov. Nicholls appointed Samuel McEnery as Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court for a twelve year term.
McEnery then ran for governor against Murphy J. Foster in 1892 but lost again. Governor Foster persuaded the state senate to elect McEnery as U. S. Senator. Samuel McEnery then served as U. S. Senator from March 1897 until his death in June 1910.
He is buried in Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans.
The Samuel McEnery grave site in Metairie Cemetery.
Sacred to the memory of
Confederate Soldier, 1861 -
"I Pray Thee Then"
To the left of the upright stone
To the right of the upright
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