Georg Michael Hahn, Steady Patriot
Louisiana’s Georg Michael Hahn, 1830–86. Constitution of 1864″ …“drawn under Georg Michael Hahn’s active direction …Not only abolished slavery and provided for the eventual enfranchisement of blacks … opened the public schools to every child, black and white between the ages of six and eighteen; provided for a progressive income tax; established a minimum wage and a nine hour workday … Louisiana has not had so many honest, highly principled Governors that we can afford to forget the ones we have had… Michael Hahn was such a man…yet his memory has been all but totally obliterated…it is time to recognize this man.” Amos F. Simpson and Vaughan Burdin Baker.
“It is said the community was draped in black when he died.”
This text is copyright © material by Marilyn Richoux, Joan Becnel and Suzanne Friloux, from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana: A Pictorial History, 2010.