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Louis Andrew Cuvillier (February 4, 1871 – May 18, 1935) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Life[edit | edit source]

He was born on February 4, 1871, in Fairfax County, Virginia, the son of Samuel Cuvillier (1836–1900) and Jane P. (Taylor) Cuvillier (1842–1880). He attended St. John's Military Academy, in Virginia; and Georgetown University. He married Margaret Sheridan (died 1930), and they had one daughter.[1] He practiced law in New York City.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish–American War; and during World War I.

Cuvillier was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 30th D.) in 1907, 1908 and 1909. In November 1909, he ran for re-election but was defeated by Republican Peter Donovan. Cuvillier 1911, 1912 and 1913; and was Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs in 1911 and 1913.

He was again a member of the State Assembly (New York Co., 20th D.) in 1920, and was one of the fiercest supporters of the expulsion of the five Socialist assemblymen. In November of that year, he ran for re-election but was defeated by his Republican opponent Mario G. DiPirro.

Cuvillier was again a member of the State Assembly in 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1933. In November 1933, he ran for re-election but was defeated by Republican Wilbur J. Murphy. Cuvillier was the Democratic minority candidate for Clerk of the New York State Assembly in January 1934, and returned as a member to the Assembly in 1935.

He died on May 18, 1935, at the home of his sister at 1,120 Bryant Avenue in the Bronx, of bronchial pneumonia;[2] and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Louis Cuvillier Park, located at the Manhattan approach to the Triborough Bridge, was named in his honor.[3]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Who's Who in New York City and State by Lewis Randolph Hamersly (1929; Vol. 9, pg. 414)
  2. LOUIS A. CUVILLIER DIES OF PNEUMONIA in the New York Times on May 19, 1935 (subscription required)
  3. CUVILLIER PARK DEDICATED in the New York Times on September 18, 1938 (subscription required)

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Preceded by
Maurice F. Smith
New York State Assembly
New York County, 30th District

1907–1909
Succeeded by
Peter Donovan
Preceded by
Peter Donovan
New York State Assembly
New York County, 30th District

1911–1913
Succeeded by
Edward S. Boylston
Preceded by
Charles A. Winter
New York State Assembly
New York County, 20th District

1920
Succeeded by
Mario G. DiPirro
Preceded by
Mario G. DiPirro
New York State Assembly
New York County, 20th District

1922–1933
Succeeded by
Wilbur J. Murphy
Preceded by
Wilbur J. Murphy
New York State Assembly
New York County, 20th District

1935
Succeeded by
Michael J. Keenan

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