Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.
Historical Note: Charles Etienne Arthur Gayarré (1805-1895) was an American historian born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and in 1831 became the Attorney General of the state. In 1834 was elected as a Jackson Democrat to the United States Senate. Because of ill-health, however, he resigned without taking his seat, and for the next eight years travelled in Europe and collected historical material from the French and the Spanish archives. In 1844-1845 and in 1856-1857 Gayarré was again a member of the State House of Representatives, and from 1845 to 1853 was Secretary of State of Louisiana. He was long associated with the Louisiana Historical Society and was president of the organization from 1860 to 1888.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 426
Note Author: LAC Group