Jacquemin, James Alexis

Jacquemin, James Alexis a French Roman Catholic priest, was born at Nancy Aug. 4, 1750. He entered the Church in early life, and was for a time vicar in a parish of his native city. He met with considerable success in the pulpit, but when, in 1778, he was appointed professor of theology in the University of Nancy, he readily accepted this new position. During the first years of the French Revolution he was one of the editors of the newspaper called Le Catholique de Nancy. In 1791, refusing to adhere to the civil constitution of the clergy, he was obliged to leave France, and he settled in Germany, where he joined his bishop, De la Fare, also an exile. The latter having appointed him his vicar-general, Jacquemin returned to France, though exposed to great danger, during the Reign of Terror." He subsequently became professor of philosophy in the College of Nancy. In 1823 he was made, bishop of St. Die, but age and infirmities soon compelled him to resign this office, and he retired to Nancy where he died, June 15, 1832. He wrote De Incarnatione Verbi Domini; Abreg des semoires de l'Abbe Baruel, pour servir a l'hist. du Jacobinisme (Hamburg [Nancy], 1801; Par. 1817, 2 vols. 12mo). See Henrion, Annuaire Biographique (1830-34); Biog. des Hommes vivants; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 26, 219. (J. N.P.)

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