LESASSIER, LUKE (?–?). Luke Lesassier (Lessassier), government official, was described by Noah Smithwick as a "Louisiana Frenchman and one of the best storytellers in Stephen F. Austin's colony." In 1830 he was a member of the first board of health at San Felipe, Texas, and a law partner of Samuel May Williams. On October 29, 1830, Lesassier received title to a league of land now in Matagorda County. On April 30, 1831, he received title to another league in the area that became Washington County. In 1831 he was also nominated for judge of the proposed circuit court of San Felipe, and in September he was appointed prosecuting attorney for six months. In 1832 Lesassier was practicing law with Robert M. Williamson. He read the Turtle Bayou Resolutions to the army that had assembled to attack John Davis Bradburn at Anahuac and was a delegate from San Felipe de Austin to the conventions of 1832 and 1833.qqv Proceedings of the ayuntamiento of San Felipe show that he served on several local committees, including one on education that was formed to obtain land to establish a state public school system. In 1834 he was alcalde of San Felipe.
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