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Associate Justice William G. Wyly

William G. Wyly (1831 – 1903)

Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1868-1876


Born in Greenville, Tennessee, February 1831 • Elected Judge to Louisiana Historic Eighteenth Judicial District Court weeks before becoming Associate Justice • Owned one of the largest Cotton Plantations in Louisiana • Identified with the establishment of the Fifth Levee District and a member of the Levee Board for many years • U.S. Senate Candidate, 1877 • Died September 25, 1903 aboard the S. S. St. Louis en route from Liverpool to New York • Portrait Artist Unknown