Biography of Joseph Belanger
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BELANGER, Joseph, insurance and real estate, consul of France; born, Province of Quebec, Can., Oct. 8, 1848; son of Francois Stanislas Alfred and Marie Louise (Doyon) Belanger; educated at College of St. Marie, Beauce; graduate of first class from military institute at Quebec, 1865; married, Sept. 16, 1873, Madeleine Askin Peltier, of Detroit; children: Harvey F., Joseph T., Charles A. Studied law before coming to Detroit, Feb. 1, 1868, and continued to study for a year afterward; entered insurance office, 1869, and began business for himself, 1871, admitting his son to partnership, 1903. Member Detroit Board of Commerce, Detroit Fire Underwriters' Association. Appointed consul of France, Mar. 27, 1889; appointed by French government to represent France at Bicentennial of foundation of Detroit by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac in 1701; received decoration of the Palmes Acadèmiques for services performed; appointed Officier de 1 'Instruction Publique, 1909. Founder and president d 'Honneur de L 'Alliance Francaise, comite de Detroit, since its foundation, 1902; president d'Honneur de le Club Francais, Litteraire et Dramatique; honorary member Detroit Light Infantry since 1887; member Wayne County Historical and Pioneer Society since 1893. Democrat. Catholic. Member Knights of Columbus, St. Jean Baptiste Society (ex president), Lafayette Society (ex president), C.B.A. Recreation: reading. Office: 610-611 Union Trust Bldg. Residence: 300 E. Grand Boul.

The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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