Alexandre Mouton U.S. Congressperson

Alexander mouton

Alexandre Mouton (November 19, 1804 – February 12, 1885) was a United States Senator and the 11th Governor of Louisiana. He was born in Attakapas district (now Lafayette Parish) into a wealthy plantation owning Acadian family. He pursued classical studies and graduated from Georgetown College. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1825, and commenced practice in Lafayette Parish. He married Zelia Rousseau, the granddaughter of Governor Jacques Dupre, and they had 13 children before her death. In 1829, he married Emma Kitchell Gardner; this marriage had six children. From 1827 to 1832 was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, serving as speaker in 1831 - 1832. He was a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1828, 1832, and 1836, and was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress. In 1836 he was again a member of the State house of representatives. Mouton was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alexander Porter, was reelected to the full term, and served from January 12, 1837, until his resignation on March 1, 1842.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 19th, 1804
Place of birth
Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
United States of America
Date of death
February 12th, 1885 at age of 80
Place of death




1. Georgetown University Colleges/University

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Institution info

Type Private university
2013. 1.29 bil. $
2010. 1.01 bil. $
Institution colors
January 23rd, 1789
37th and O St NW, 20057 - Washington, D.C., United States of America
2012. 7,552
2011. 7,590
2010. 7,579
2009. 7,196
2012. 9,805
2011. 9,540
2010. 9,358
Acceptance rate
2012. 17.0 %
2011. 18.1 %
2010. 20.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 44.3 K $
2010. 39.8 K $
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Political engagements

Democratic Party

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Geographic scope

United States of America


Third Way
Social democracy
Social liberalism


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The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the younger Republican Party. Tracing its origins back to the Democratic-Republican Party, the modern Democratic Party was founded around 1828. There have been 15 Democratic presidents, the first being Andrew Jackson, who served from 1829 to 1837; the most recent is the current president, Barack Obama, who has served since 2009. Since the 1930s, the party has promoted a social-liberal platform, supporting social justice and a mixed economy. Until the late 20th century the party had a powerful conservative and populist wing based in the rural South, which over time has greatly diminished. Today its Congressional caucus is composed mostly of progressives and centrists. As of the 113th Congress, following the 2012 elections, the Democratic Party holds a minority of seats in the House of Representatives and a majority of seats in the United States Senate, as well as a minority of state governorships and control of a minority of state legislatures.

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Goverment positions 1

United States Senator


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24th United States Congress
25th United States Congress
26th United States Congress
27th United States Congress

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United States of America

The 50 states elect 2 senators each for staggered 6-year terms. A senator represents between 1 and 37 million people, depending on their state’s population. The day-to-day activities of the Senate are controlled largely by the political party holding the most seats, called the "majority party".

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