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James Coleman

James Julian Coleman, Jr., a native New Orleanian, came from a Louisiana family that has long been associated with the Mississippi River and its commerce. His great-grandfather owned a rice plantation and constructed there the first rice mill to be built in the South; it was at Pointe-a-la-Hache in Plaquemines Parish where St. Maxent built Fort St. Philip. Coleman, who studied at Princeton, Oxford, and Tulane, was the youngest man ever to address the Louisiana Historical Society.