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William Bartholomew Giles Egan
(1824 - 1878)

Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court,
January 9, 1877-November 30, 1878

Louisiana Senate, 1865

Judge, Louisiana Judicial District Court, Bienville Parish, 1857-1865

Born in Amelia County, Virginia, 1824 • Attended Emory & Henry College, 1845 • Moved with his family to North Louisiana and was soon after admitted to the bar • His father, Dr. Bartholomew Egan, was well known for his scientific achievements, and was close friends with Thomas Jefferson • Died on November 29, 1878 while serving his term as Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Shreveport • Louisiana Supreme Court loaned his portrait to Tulane Law School in 1959