Claude F. Latiolais

Claude F. Latiolais

Claude F. Latiolais, son of Dr. Felix C. Latiolais and Jenny Beauchamp, was born in 1872 in St. Martin Parish. He attended St. Charles College in Grand Coteau and in 1895 he married Antonia Melchior. They were the parents of six children: three who died in infancy, Alexander who died at age 22, Irene (Mrs. James H. McLaughlin, and Vivian (Mrs. Thomas Wright).

Latiolais taught in the parish schools before becoming Superintendent. He succeeded Toll as Superintendent in Sept. 1896. He served until Mar. 1900 when he resigned.

He died Mar. 16, 1912, in Lafayette Parish.

Dr. T.B. Hopkins became President of the School Board at the time of Latiolais' appointment, and served during his tenure as Superintendent.