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Gabriel RICHARD

French Gabriel RICHARD

French Roman Catholic priest who became a Delegate from Michigan Territory to the U.S. House of Representatives

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Born: on October 15, 1767 in Saintes, France
Died: on September 13, 1832 in Detroit, Michigan, USA


Biography

He was born in La Ville de Saintes, France and entered the seminary in Angers in 1784 and was ordained on October 15, 1790. In 1792, he emigrated to Baltimore, Maryland. He taught mathematics at St. Mary's College, in Maryland, until being assigned by Bishop Carroll to do missionary work to the Indians in the Northwest Territory. He was first stationed in what is now Kaskaskia, Illinois, and later in Detroit.

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