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Francis Norbert Blanchet
Birth: Sep. 3, 1795
Saint-Pierre
Quebec, Canada
Death: Jun. 18, 1883
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

Religious Figure. Oregon's first Catholic priest and Archbishop. He arrived in the Oregon Territory in 1838, to Fort Vancouver, then run by the Hudson Bay Company. In 1839 Blanchet began living at St. Paul, Oregon where he founded St. Joseph's College in 1843. Later in 1843 Blanchet received the appointment of vicar-apostolic and was given the title of Bishop of Philadelphia. The next year he traveled to Canada and to Rome, where Pope Pius IV subsequently made Oregon an ecclesiastical province. The province was divided into three suffragan sees with Oregon City allotted to the now Archbishop Blanchet. Blanchet returned to Oregon in 1847 where he worked for the next 32 years before his retirement in 1879. He was an accomplished author in addition to his missionary work.  (bio by: RB) 
 
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Saint Paul Catholic Cemetery
Saint Paul
Marion County
Oregon, USA
 
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Originally Created by: RB
Record added: Mar 12, 2002
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Francis Norbert Blanchet
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Francis Norbert Blanchet
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Francis Norbert Blanchet
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