1823 : The First Roman Catholic Priest To Serve in the U.S. Congress Comes From Michigan

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December 8, 2021 all-day
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Michigan territorial representative Father Gabriel Richard took his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, the first Roman Catholic priest to serve in Congress.

For more information, see “Father Gabriel Richard: Detroit’s pioneer priest”, Detroit News, July 20, 1997.

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