First Archbishop of Oregon City. Educated at the Seminary of Quebec, Canada, he was ordained, 1819, and went west as vicar-general and first missionary to the Oregon country, 1838. He was made vicar Apostolic and consecrated in Montreal, 1845, being named Archbishop of Oregon City, 1846. After 42 years of heroic labor in the Northwest, he resigned, 1880.
- “Archbishop Francois Norbert Blanchet“. . CatholicSaints.Info. 14 August 2013. Web. 26 May 2016. <>