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Dr. Felix A. Larue


Biography of LARUE, Felix A., M.D., Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Submitted by Mike Miller April 1998

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Louisiana: Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (volume 3), pp. 537-538. Edited by Alcée Fortier, Lit.D. Published in 1914, by Century Historical Association.

Larue, Felix A., M. D., the well known surgeon and professor in Tulane university, was born in New Orleans, March 20, 1865; son of Felix H. Larue, of the Isle of Guadaloupe, and Louise Foucher of New Orleans. In 1839 his father came to America from Havre, France, where he had resi ded for a number of years, and established himself as a cotton merchant in New Orleans. Having accumulated a comfortable fortune, he retired f rom business about 25 years before his death which occurred in 1903. He retained his French citizenship; though during the Civil war he was lo yal to the Confederacy and commanded the home guards. On a number of occasions Mr. Larue had interviews with Gen. Benjamin F. Butler and expre ssed himself freely. Being a subject of France, he had no hesitancy in saying what he thought. Judge Pierre Adolphe Rost, formerly associate justice of the supreme court of Louisiana, was Dr. Larue's step-grandfather, having been the second husband of Mrs. Foucher. During the Civil war Judge Rost represented the Confederacy in Spain. Dr. Larue was one of 6 children, 4 of whom are now living: Mrs. Annie L. Sarpy, Mrs. Fr ank O. Minor, Ferdinand E. Larue, and Dr. Felix Larue. The two who died were George H. and Destours P. The entire family is of the Roman Ca tholic faith. Dr. Larue was educated at Spring Hill college, near Mobile; Stonyhurst college, England, and Mount St. Mary's college, Emmettsb urg, Md. He graduated at the last named institution in 1884 and then began the study of medicine at Tulane university, graduating from the med ical department in 1889. He also served for a time as interne at the Charity hospital and then took up the practice of medicine in New Orleans . Later he spent some time at the University of Paris, where he graduated in 1902. Since 1900 he has been professor of operative and clinical surgery at Tulane university. This department is now post-graduate work in that institution. Dr. Larue is a member of the parish, state and National medical societies. He was for 12 consecutive years secretary of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, 1898-1910. In Oct., 1895, he married Miss Lisette Rea, of New Orleans, daughter of the late James and Sarah (Morrison) Rea. They have 2 daughters, Marguerite and Leonie. In the matter of politics Dr. Larue's for men and principles rather than party, and prefers to support those who he believes are for the promotion of clean government. In 1909 Dr. Larue received from the French government the insignia of Pahues academiques for encouraging t he spread of the French language and ideals. The doctor has been for years a member of the Athéne Louisianais.

Owner of originalMike Miller
DateApr 1998
Linked toDr. Louis Felix de Vesin Larue

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