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Michael Portier

Born: Sep 7, 1795

Death: May 14, 1859

Birthplace: Montbrison

Nationality: France

Michael Portier

Date of Birth : Sep 7, 1795
Date of Death : May 14, 1859
Birth Place : Montbrison

Bishop Michael Portier was a Roman Catholic bishop in the United States and the first Bishop of Mobile. He immigrated to the US in 1817, being ordained there. He later founded many parishes and Catholic institutions in Alabama and Florida, particularly in Mobile. Among them was Providence Hospital. He also recruited religious orders of men and women to teach and care for parishioners.

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