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Fernand Despins (1896-1960) was the son of Césarine Giguère and Napoléon Despins. He served in WWI, attended St Charles Seminary in Sherbrooke, Québec, Bates College in Lewiston, and the Boston University of Law. He practiced as an attorney, and served as Mayor of Lewiston (1939-40) and a Lewiston Municipal Court Judge (1956-60). He received a Presidential Medal of Honor from the French Government in 1950.
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Fernand Despins Papers, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine
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