Jurist; born in Marseilles, France
, March 7, 1762; removed to North Carolina
in 1782, where he taught French
, learned printing, and established a newspaper.
He also published almanacs and school-books, studied law, and began its practice in 1789.
appointed him a judge of the Mississippi Territory
, and he was made attorney-general of the State of Louisiana
In 1815 he was made a judge of the Supreme Court of Louisiana
; remained on that bench for thirty-two years, and was chief-justice from 1837 to 1845.
He died in New Orleans, La.
, Dec. 11, 1846.