Monroe, John T. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Monroe, John T.
Historical Note: John T. Monroe (1822-1871) was the nineteenth and thirty-second mayor of New Orleans. He was mayor of New Orleans when Admiral Farragut captured New Orleans for the Federal forces. Monroe was imprisoned by General Benjamin Butler for refusing to take an oath of allegiance to the Union, but was later released and fled to Alabama. After the war and the reorganization of Louisiana, Monroe returned to New Orleans and was reelected mayor.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection M-1109
Note Author: LAC Group