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Justice Pierre Adolphe Rost

Pierre Adolphe Rost (1797 – 1868)

Judge, Louisiana Supreme Court, March 4 to June 30, 1839
Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1846-1853
Louisiana Legislature, 1826-1828

Born in Lot-et-Garonne, France, 1797 • Fought as an artilleryman in Napoleon’s army in the Battle of Paris, 1814 • Emigrated to the United States in 1816 • Colonel of the 19th Louisiana Regiment • Named Confederate Commissioner to France and then Spain by Jefferson Davis • Married to Louise Odile Destrehan • Purchased and remodeled Destrehan Plantation • Died in New Orleans, September 6, 1868 • Portrait painted by Andres Molinary