Theodore Gaillard Hunt
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Louisiana's 2nd district
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
|Preceded by||Joseph Aristide Landry|
|Succeeded by||Miles Taylor|
|Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives|
|Born||October 23, 1805|
Charleston, South Carolina
|Died||November 15, 1893 (aged 88)|
New Orleans, Louisiana
Theodore Gaillard Hunt (October 23, 1805 – November 15, 1893) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. He served one term as a Whig. In 1854, he ran for Congress and lost as a candidate of the American (Know-Nothing) Party.
Hunt was born in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to being a member of Congress, Hunt was district attorney for New Orleans, member of the state House of Representative for sixteen years, and later a judge. During his tenure in congress he is notable as one of the few Southerners to have opposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
During the American Civil War, Hunt was the colonel of the rebel 5th Louisiana Infantry in 1861-62 and later a brigadier general in the Louisiana militia. After New Orleans fell into Union hands, Hunt, who had opposed secession, resigned from the Confederate Army and became Adjutant General of Union Louisiana.