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Louisiana's Military Heritage:

    Adjutants General of the 

    Louisiana National Guard

The State of Louisiana


  

As provided for by the United States Constitution, each state, territory, and the District of Columbia has its own National Guard.  Drawing its origins from the state militias of early American history, the National Guard is traditionally composed of civilians who serve their country, state, and community on a part-time basis (usually one weekend each month and two weeks during the summer).  In times of war or national crisis,

 

Louisiana Army National Guard

 

Louisiana Air National Guard

they can be activated by the President.  In times of peace, they can be called upon by their Governor to aid in state or local emergencies, such as storms, fires, earthquakes, or civil disturbances.

 

Listed below are the Adjutants General who have commanded the Louisiana National Guard since its organization under the United States flag in 1803.  The Adjutant General is appointed by the Governor and serves at his/her pleasure.


 

Territorial Period:

 

Joseph Deville de Goutin Bellchasse

1804 ~ 1805
Francois Dutillet 1805
Henry Hopkins 1805 ~ 1811

 

Statehood:

 

Alexander Laneuville

1812 ~ 1827
Anatole Peychaud 1828 ~ 1831
Francois Gaiennie 1832 ~ 1835
Persifor Smith 1836 ~ 1843
John S. Armant 1844 ~ 1845
Charles N. Rowley 1846 ~ 1852
Horatio Davis 1852 ~ 1853
S. W. Westmore 1853 ~ 1854
Samuel Lovett Waldo 1855
Maurice Grivot 1855 ~ 1861

 

Civil War:

 

Maurice Grivot

1861 ~ 1863 Confederate Louisiana
Charles LeDoux Elgee 1863 Confederate Louisiana
Lemuel P. Conner 1863 Confederate Louisiana
Thomas Courtland Manning 1863 Confederate Louisiana
Theodore G. Hunt 1864 ~ 1865 Union Louisiana
John L. Swift 1864 ~ 1865 Union Louisiana
William Mithoff, Jr. 1865 Union Louisiana

 

Reconstruction Era:

 

G. Mason Graham

1866 ~ 1867
George Augustus Sheridan 1869
James Longstreet 1870 ~ 1872
William P. Harper 1872
Henry Street 1872 ~ 1875
Jack Wharton 1875 ~ 1877
George Baldy 1877

 

Statehood:

 

David Bradfute Penn

1877
Isaac W. Patton 1877 ~ 1878
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 1878 ~ 1888
William G. Burt 1888 ~ 1890
Thomas Fletcher Bell 1890 ~ 1896
Allen Jumel 1896 ~ 1904
David Theophilius Stafford 1904 ~ 1912
Oswald W. McNeese 1912 ~ 1916
Cecial C. McCrory 1916 ~ 1919
Allen T. Hunter 1919 ~ 1920
Louis A. Tombs 1920 ~ 1928
Raymond H. Fleming 1928 ~ 1948
Raymond F. Hufft 1948 ~ 1952
Raymond H. Fleming 1952 ~ 1956
Raymond F. Hufft 1956 ~ 1960
Raymond H. Fleming 1960 ~ 1964
Erbon Wise 1964 ~ 1968
David Wade 1968 ~ 1972
Thomas Bonner (acting) 1969 ~ 1970
O. J. Daigle, Jr. 1972 ~ 1980
Ansel M. Stroud, Jr. 1980 ~ 1997
Bennett C. Landreneau 1997 ~ 2011
Glenn H. Curtis 2011 ~ Present

 

 

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