Hamilton D. Coleman
Hamilton Dudley Coleman
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Louisiana's 2nd district
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
|Preceded by||Matthew D. Lagan|
|Succeeded by||Matthew D. Lagan|
|Born||May 12, 1845|
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Died||March 16, 1926 (aged 80)|
|Resting place||Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana|
Hamilton Dudley Coleman (May 12, 1845 in New Orleans, Louisiana – March 16, 1926 in Biloxi, Mississippi) was a businessman and politician who served one term between 1889 and 1891 in the United States House of Representatives representing Louisiana's 2nd congressional district (New Orleans).
He returned to New Orleans and became a manufacturer and dealer of farm equipment, and an organizer of New Orleans's first electric lighting company. He was elected as a Republican to Congress in 1888, but lost his bid for reelection in 1890 to Matthew D. Lagan, the previous holder of the seat. Coleman was the last Republican to represent Louisiana in Congress until David C. Treen in 1973. Coleman was the last Republican to represent New Orleans in the House until Joseph Cao was elected in 2008.
Coleman also ran for governor and lieutenant governor, losing both races. From 1899 to 1905, he was the melter and refiner for the since defunct New Orleans Mint. He died in Biloxi in 1926 and is interred at Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans.
- United States Congress. "Hamilton D. Coleman (id: C000619)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-04-16
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Matthew D. Lagan
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district
Matthew D. Lagan