DOUSSAN, J. E., M.D., Orleans, then St. James Parish, Louisiana
Submitted by Mike Miller

Louisiana:  Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events, Institutions, and
Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (volume 3), pp. 518-519.  Edited by Alc‚e
Fortier, Lit.D.  Published in 1914, by Century Historical Association.

Doussan, Dr. J. E., successful physician, well-known throughout a large
territory, located at Lutcher, St. James parish, La., was born at New Orleans,
Dec. 12, 1869; son of Honor‚ and Mathilde (Soniat DuFossat) Doussan.  Honor‚
Doussan followed the vocation of a cotton merchant at New Orleans during many
years.  At the beginning of the war, in conjunction with Davidson B. Penn he
organized an infantry company for service in the Confederate army, and was
elected second lieutenant of this company and participated in all battles and
engagements in which the army of northern Virginia took part.  This company
was attached to Hays' regiment.  Later, Honor‚ Doussan served in the
Washington artillery, remaining in this organization to the close of the war. 
Honor‚ Doussan's father was Dr. Honor‚ Doussan, who had served some 20 years
as surgeon major in the French armies under Napoleon I, and had earned the
Cross of the Legion of Honor on the battlefield of Dresden.  The following
were the children of Honor‚ and Mathilde Doussan:  Dr. J. E. Doussan,  Alice,
now Mrs. Albert Bendernagel, of New Orleans;  Celeste, wife of Maj. H. O.
Bisset, retired officer of the United States marine corps, who served in the
Philippine islands during Aguinaldo's revolution;  Emily, now at the parental
home;  Avenel, cashier of the American paint works at New Orleans;  DeVilchez,
attorney, located at New Orleans;  Sidney, representative at Bay St. Louis of
the firm of Wash Davie & Co., wholesale grocers of New Orleans.  Dr. J. E.
Doussan is a graduate of Spring Hill college, Mobile, Ala., from which he
successively received the degrees of A. B. (1886) and A. M. (1891).  He
graduated in medicine from Tulane university of Louisiana in the class of
1891.  Following the completion of his professional education, Dr. Doussan
served as resident physician at the Lake Borgne and Rigolets quarantine
stations for 6 years.  In 1899 he engaged in general practice at Lutcher,
where he has since remained.  He is a member of the state medical society,
also of the St. James Medical association, which he has served both as
secretary and president. Dr. Doussan is a member of numerous fraternal
organizations.  He served as state physician of the Knights of the Maccabees
from 1910 to 1914, inclusive.  In 1914 he was elected Great Sachern of
Louisiana Improved Order of Red Men for the customary term of 1 year.  Dr.
Doussan has taken an active part in public and political affairs.  He has
served the people of his locality and state in various official capacities. 
He has served as vice-president of St. James parish board of health and is
health officer of Lutcher.  He was a member of the state legislature, 1908 to
1912.  He was a delegate from St. James to the constitutional convention of
1913.  He is a member of the board of school directors, his term expiring at
the end of 1914.  Dr. Doussan is a democrat.  On Dec. 12, 1895, Dr. Doussan
was married to Miss Estelle DuBos, daughter of Henry and Cora (David) DuBos,
of New Orleans, both now deceased.  Mr. DuBos was a distinguished French
literat‚ur for many years connected with "L'Abeille," the French daily
published at New Orleans.  One child was born to Dr. and Mrs. Doussan, namely,
Germaine now a student at Sacred heart academy, Convent, La.

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