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Missionary , educator

Gabriel Richard, French missionary, educator. member Michigan Hist.

Background

Richard, Gabriel was born on October 15, 1767 in Saintes, France. Son of Francis and Genevieve (Bossuet) Richard.

Education

Educated College of Saintes, and Sulpician seminaries at Angers and Issy.

Career

Worked among French, half-breeds and Indians with missionary centers at Prairie du Rocher, Kaskaskia and Cahokia. Delegate United States Congress from Territory of Mich.

Membership

Member Michigan Hist.

Connections

father:
Francis Richard

mother:
Genevieve (Bossuet) Richard