MONAST, Louis (1863-1936)

MONAST, LOUIS, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Marieville de Monior, Iberville, Province of Quebec, Canada, July 1, 1863; in the spring of 1865 immigrated to the United States with his father, who settled in Pawtucket, R.I.; attended parochial and night schools; employed in the textile mills from 1872 to 1882 and as a bricklayer, plasterer, and carpenter from 1882 to 1892; engaged in building construction and in the real estate business in 1892, and also operated several bakeries; member of the State house of representatives 1909-1911; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; resumed the real estate business; died in Pawtucket, R.I., April 16, 1936; interment in Notre Dame Cemetery.