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Name:    Delassus, Carlos
Profession:  Politician
Category:  Politics and Government
Born/Started:    1764
Died/Ended:     May. 01, 1842
Description:    Carlos Delassus was the last Spanish Lt. Governor in St. Louis. He turned Upper Louisiana over to the Americans in 1804.

Delassus was born in Franch in 1764, but his family moved to Spain. He became an officer in the Spanish army, and was a batallion commander of the KingĀ“s bodyguard in Madrid. In 1796 he was appointed commander of New Madrid, and became Lt. Governor in 1799. He moved to New Orleans after turning the territory over to the Americans. He returned to St. Louis in 1816, but moved back to New Orleans in 1826, where he died on May 1, 1842.

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