SUTHON, Hugh S., Lafourche, then Orleans Parish, Louisiana
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Louisiana:  Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events, Institutions, and
Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (volume 3), p. 421.  Edited by Alc?e
Fortier, Lit.D.  Published in 1914, by Century Historical Association.

Suthon, Hugh Sydney, is a lawyer and resident of New Orleans.  Mr. Suthon is a
native of Louisiana, born in Lafourche parish June 8, 1867, the soil of Lucius
and Manette (Blanchard) Suthon.  His father was born in London, England, and
came to this country when a young man.  He lived many years in Lafourche
parish, where he successfully followed sugar planting.  He married a Louisiana
lady, Manette Blanchard, who came of an old Acadian family of the state.  Hugh
S. Suthon was born and reared on a plantation, and in 1883 graduated from  the
University of Louisiana (now Tulane), and then taught school as a 
tutor.  While teaching, Mr. Suthon studied law and was admitted to practice
law in 1888, since when he has resided in New Orleans.  In his profession Mr.
Suthon has risen to high rank, while in the field of politics he has long been
a prominent leader in the republican party.  In 1902 he was appointed by Pres.
Roosevelt as superintendent of the New Orleans mint.  This position he held
for 9 years, retiring when coinage was suspended at this branch of the United
States mint.  In 1904 Mr. Suthon was his political party's candidate for
Congress from the First District and in 1912 he was the party's candidate for
governor of Louisiana, receiving on each occasion the complimentary vote of
his party, but was unsuccessful of election by reason of his party being in
the minority in the district and state.  In the republican national
conventions of 1900, 1904, 1908 and 1912, Mr. Suthon was a delegate, and in
the convention  of 1912 supported the candidacy of Col. Roosevelt.  Mr. Suthon
is also a sugar planter, and is interested in Greenwood plantation, in
Terrebonne parish.  In 1898 Mr. Suthon and Miss Margaret Carrick were united
in marriage.  He is one of the coterie of young men that were among the first
to graduate from the University of Louisiana after the revival of the
institution subsequent to the Civil war and the reconstruction period.  Most
of these young men settled in New Orleans and have achieved success in a
marked degree in business and professional life.

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