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Alexandre Etienne DeClout
(June 9, 1812 - June 26, 1890) was a prominent Confederate
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politician. He was born in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
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and served in both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature
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. in 1837. He represented the state in the Provisional Confederate Congress
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from 1861 to 1862.