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Lovell H. Rousseau

"(August 4, 1818 -- January 7, 1869) Lovell Harrison Rousseau was a lawyer, soldier, and American politician. Rousseau was born near Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky. Rousseau studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. He was a member of the Indiana state house of Representatives (1844-1845) and a member of the Indiana State Senate (1847-1849). He was also a member of the Kentucky State Senate (1860-1861). He was a Captain in the Mexican War (1844-1845) and served as a colonel, brigadier general, and major general in the Union Army during the Civil War and resigned November 17, 1865. He was appointed a brigadier general in the U.S. army with the brevet rank of major general (March 27, 1867) and was assigned to duty in Alaska. He was also, on July 28, 1868, placed in command of the Department of Louisiana, serving here until his death in 1869. Rousseau elected as a Unconditional Unionist to the 39th Congress until his resignation on July 21, 1866 (March 4, 1865-July 21, 1866). He was censured by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 17, 1866 for assaulting U.S. representative Justin Grinnell of Iowa in the capitol building. He was reelected in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation (December 3, 1866 - March 3, 1867). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=R000468]"

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