Charles Debrille

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Birthday
20, 1825
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Jun 24, 1902 (77)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1825
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Jun 24, 1902 (77)

About

Called the Father of Arizona, his trailblazing and lobbying helped to establish the territory, and eventually the state.

Before Fame

Traveling to California during the gold rush, he found employment with an exploring and mining company operating in territories newly acquired from Mexico.

Trivia

With connections in Washington D.C., he lobbied for the creation of the Arizona Territory, saying it would help the Union in the Civil War.

Family Life

Born near Elizabethtown, Kentucky, he was orphaned at age 12. Family troubles forced him to seek his fortune in the west.

Associated With

He was the first in a line of great Arizona politicians, including Carl Hayden.