Peter French

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Birthday
30, 1849
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Dec 26, 1897 (48)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
30, 1849
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Dec 26, 1897 (48)

About

Rancher and cattle driver who amassed a great fortune and had Frenchglen, Oregon named after him. He was known as the Cattle King for his lucrative hold on the business.

Before Fame

Born John William French, he moved to the Sacramento Valley with his father to start a cattle ranch.

Trivia

At the height of his power, his empire included Catlow Valley, Diamond Valley, and the Blitzen Valley, roughly 200,000 acres.

Family Life

He was married to Ella Glen from 1883 to 1891.

Associated With

Ulysses S. Grant was the president during his time as a Cattle King.