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8 juillet 2013 1 08 /07 /juillet /2013 19:09

 

Amand LAFORE, né en 1808 à Troyes fils du perruquier Jean LAFORE et de Marie Magdeleine GODART, petit-fils de Nicolas GODART agent de police à Troyes a émigré aux Etats Unis.
A l'âge de 21 ans il embarque au Havre sur le bateau "Nile" et arrive le 24 mai 1830 à New York.
En 1839, il apparait sur l'annuaire Melroy de Philadelphie comme, coiffeur et perruquier, originaire de Paris !.

Amand LAFORE, born in Troyes 27th September 1808, son of Jean LAFORE, wig maker and Marie Magdeleine GODART, grand son of Nicolas GODART, policeman in Troyes had emigrated to USA.
Twenty one years old, he embarked on the ship "Nile' in Le Havre and arrived on the 24th May 1830 in New York.
Here is his advertisement in the 1839 Melroy 's Directory for Philadelphia. A. LAFORE, from Paris. Ornamental Hair Manufactory - Hair dresser and wig maker.

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One of his descendant was a member of the US Congress
LAFORE, John Armand, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bala, Montgomery County, Pa., May 25, 1905; attended the Montgomery County schools; student at Swarthmore College in 1923 and 1925 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1925 and 1926; automobile dealer in Philadelphia 1932 to 1957; former controller of Montgomery County, Pa., and former chairman of the Lower Merion Township Committee; served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy 1942-1945; member of the State house of representatives 1950-1957; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel K. McConnell, Jr.; reelected to the Eighty-sixth Congress and served from November 5, 1957, to January 3, 1961; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1960; president of aircraft company in Willow Grove, Pa., 1961-1964; vice president, Day and Zimmerman of Philadelphia, Pa., 1965-1966; executive vice president, American Kennel Club, 1968-1971, and president, 1971-1979; was a resident of Villanova, Pa., until his death on January 24, 1993.

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