Hebert, Paul Octave, 1818-1880. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Hebert, Paul Octave, 1818-1880.
Historical Note: Paul Octave Hebert was the fourteenth governor of Louisiana from 1853 to 1856 and a general in the Confederate Army. He was also a lieutenant colonel of the United States 14th Infantry Regiment during the Mexican-American War. He attended West Point Military Academy and graduated at the top of his class in 1840. In 1842, Hebert married Marie Coralie Wills Vaughn, the daughter of a sugar planter. They had five children. He established the Louisiana Seminary of Learning at Alexandria which would later become Louisiana State University.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 486
Note Author: LAC Group