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LORQUET, Louis Michael Polemon, Haytian soldier, born in Hayti, 5 December, 1825; died there in April, 1876. His father was a colonel in the army. After leaving school, Lorquet entered the ranks of the regiment, and soon afterward became secretary to General Inginac. After the revolution of 1843, when President Boyer fled to Jamaica, young Lorquet attended him, and remained with him till 1845, when he returned to Hayti. He was appointed chief clerk in the custom-house, but was removed by General Faustin Soulouque, and went to reside at Gonaives. In 1849, when Soulouque was proclaimed emperor, under the title of Faustin I., through the influence of the Duke de Saint-Louis du Sud, Lorquet was appointed judge at Gonaives, and on 28 March, 1854, he was commissioned public prosecutor for that place. In December. 1858, when General Fabre Geffrard became president, he appointed Lorquet chief justice, minister of instruction, and temporary commander of the republican forces. On 11 November, 1865. he was made general of the army, and on the overthrow of Geffrard shared his exile, but returned on 8 Nay, 1868. and took part in the revolution of that year. On 13 May, 1871, he was appointed commander of the city of Port au Prince by President Nissage Saget, which post he filled for several years.
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