Louis Honore Fréchette

[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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