Jacques Phillippe Villeré, a native of Louisiana and the 2nd Governor, died in 1830. He is interred in St. Louis Cemetery #2 in New Orleans.
In the War of 1812 Villeré was commander of the First Division of the Louisiana Militia. His only formal education had been two years in a French military academy. During the war, his Conseil Plantation in the St. Bernard area, was overrun by the British.
Having lost to Claiborne in the first election for governor, Villeré was narrowly elected governor in 1816 in the second election. With the war over, Villeré became mediator between the factious Creole and American populations.
He retired after his term as governor and returned to his Conseil Plantation in St. Bernard Parish. The Creole-Anglo turmoil continued and although he was aging, he was pushed to run for governor for the 1824-1828 term. Henry S. Johnson was elected.
His wife Jeanne died in 1826. They had raised eight children. Villeré died in 1830 at age 69 at his Conseil Plantation in St. Bernard Parish.
St. Louis Cemetery #2
(Between St. Louis & Conti Streets)
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JACQUES PHILLIPPE VILLERE
First Native Born Governor of Louisiana
Renferme Aussi les Restes
Decede le 7 Mars 1830
RENE J. GABRIEL VILLERE
(The Governor's Son)
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