Louis Honore Fréchette
Author, born Notre Dame de Levis, Quebec, Canada, 1839; died there, 1908.
He was admitted to the Canadian Bar, and spent seven years as journalist in Chicago; returning to Canada he was elected deputy in the House of Commons, 1874, but was defeated, 1878-1882.
Called the "Lamartine of Canada," he contributed to the best Canadian and American periodicals.
The French Academy crowned a volume of his poems.
He was writer of numerous prose works also, and was a charter member of the Royal Society of Canada, 1882.
Laval, McGill, and Queen's Universities made him Doctor of Letters.
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