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TRUCHARD, ANTOINE M.

TRUCHARD, ANTOINE M. (1846–1915). Father Truchard, Catholic missionary and college president, was born on April 20, 1846, in Souternon, France. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Claude M. Dubuis on December 24, 1867, in St. Mary's Cathedral, Galveston. He subsequently led congregations in San Antonio, Galveston, and Sherman. From 1879 to 1885 he served as president of St. Mary's University in Galveston. During his tenure he directed the addition of three buildings to the campus in order to accommodate a student body that numbered 217 in 1882. In 1894 he returned for retirement to France, where he met frequently with other former Texas missionary priests. He died on November 1, 1915, in Lyons.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
James F. Vanderholt, Biographies of French Diocesan Priests in Nineteenth Century Texas (1978).
Steven P. Ryan, S.J.

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Handbook of Texas Online, Steven P. Ryan, S.J., "Truchard, Antoine M.," accessed August 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ftr24.

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