Henry Schuyler Thibodaux, the 4th Governor of Louisiana, served in 1824. He is the leftmost figure in this bronze relief of three short term Louisiana governors.
Jacques Dupre is the middle figure and Arnaud Beauvais is the rightmost. These three governors served less than 18 months cumulatively.
Born on January 1, 1769 in Albany, New York, he was orphaned at an early age and adopted by General Philip Schuyler, spending his early years in Scotland.
He came to Louisiana in 1794, settled in St. James Parish and married Felicite Bonvillian. They had three children before she died.
Bridgette Belanger, his second wife, gave him five more children.
After moving to Lafourche Parish, he was elected Justice of the Peace and then elected to the Territorial Legislature. He was elected as a State Senator from 1812-1824. In 1824 he was president of the senate when Governor Thomas B. Robertson resigned to become a federal judge.
Henry Schuyler Thibodaux succeeded to become Governor of Louisiana. Henry Johnson had already been elected as governor succeeding Robertson, so Thibodaux was in office for a short period.He died on October 24, 1827 while campaigning for governor for the term beginning in 1828. He was buried in Halfway Cemetery near the town of Gray.
Halfway Cemetery with Thibodaux Tomb in center of view.
Roadside Historic Marker in front of the cemetery.
New York, 1769.
Henry Schuyler Thibodaux tomb
R. I. P.
This Henry Thibodaux is the son
of Henry Michel Thibodaux and Marie Azelie Lirette.
In St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 in New Orleans
Estelle M. Thibodeaux
(Benj. and Lillian were twins)
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