Governor Georg Michael Hahn

Georg Michael Hahn
Georg Michael Hahn.

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.”

Hahn House
Home of Governor Michael Hahn, River Road, Hahnville, and later became the estate of Louis Albert Keller. (Photo courtesy of Emily Bourgeois)
Georg Michael Hahn
Georg Michael Hahn Exhibit, St. Charles Parish Courthouse in Hahnville, by St. Charles Historical Foundation.
Georg Michael Hahn
Georg Michael Hahn Exhibit, St. Charles Parish Courthouse in Hahnville, by St. Charles Historical Foundation.
Hahnville Daily Stage
During this time the Hahnville Daily Stage continued to follow its schedule and made stops between railroad depots and towns away from railroad lines. (Photo courtesy of St. Charles Herald).
Press Clipping
A press clipping from one of Michael Hahn’s newspapers. (Courtesy of Phyllis Mayhall Barraco).

This text is copyright © material by Marilyn Richoux, Joan Becnel and Suzanne Friloux, from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana: A Pictorial History, 2010.

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