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Robert Louis Mouton (October 20, 1892 – November 26, 1956) was a U.S. Representative from Louisiana.

Born in Duchamp, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, Mouton moved with his parents to Lafayette, Louisiana, where he attended the public schools. He was graduated from Southwestern Louisiana Institute, Lafayette, Louisiana. He was employed as a clerk in a bank in 1911 and 1912. He served as member of the faculty of St. Charles College, Grand Coteau, Louisiana from 1912 to 1914. He engaged in the insurance business and also operated a night school at Lafayette, Louisiana, in 1915 and 1916. He served as aide to the general receiver of customs on the island of Haiti, in 1916 and as collector of customs at Gonaives, Haiti, from March 1917 to April 1919. During World War I Mouton enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving as an interpreter and intelligence officer attached to the first squadron of the first marine aviation outfit overseas from May 1918 to January 1919. After the war, he returned to Lafayette and engaged in horticultural pursuits. He served as mayor of Lafayette 1919–1927 and 1931–1935. Mouton was postmaster from May 1929 until his resignation in November 1930. He served as member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve, with rank of captain. In 1936, he served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

Mouton was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1941). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1940. He resumed his horticultural and real estate interests. He died in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 26, 1956. He was interred in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Lafayette, Louisiana.




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