Ladislas Lazaro
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 30, 1927
Preceded byArsène Pujo
Succeeded byRené L. DeRouen
Member of the Louisiana Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1872-06-05)June 5, 1872
Ville Platte, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedMarch 30, 1927(1927-03-30) (aged 54)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting placeOld City Cemetery, Ville Platte, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Ladislas Lazaro (June 5, 1872 – March 30, 1927) was a Democratic U.S. Representative from Louisiana from 1913 to 1927.


Born near Ville Platte, Evangeline (then St. Landry) Parish, Louisiana. He was the son of Marie Denise Ortego, a daughter of one of Ville Platte’s founding Hispanic families, and Alexandre Lazaro Biladinoviz, a Roma immigrant from the town of Risan (in what is now Montenegro), who came to America aboard a ship from Russia as a stowaway.[1] Lazaro attended public and private schools and Holy Cross College, New Orleans, Louisiana. He was graduated from Louisville (Kentucky) Medical College in 1894 and practiced his profession in Washington, Louisiana, until 1913.

He became interested in agricultural pursuits. He served as president of the parish school board for four years. He also served in the Louisiana State Senate from 1908 to 1912.

U.S. House of Representatives

Lazaro was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his death in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1927. He became the second Hispanic American ever to chair a standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives when he was named chairman of the Enrolled Bills Committee in 1915.[1]

He died while in office in 1927 and was interred in the Old City Cemetery, Ville Platte, Louisiana.

See also


  1. ^ a b "LAZARO, Ladislas".
U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byArsène Pujo Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 7th congressional district 1913–1927 Succeeded byVacant