Julien Icher is a French graduate student of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, one of the few French grandes écoles. He holds a bachelor’s degree with double majors in history and geography as well as two master’s degrees in geography and geographic information systems (GIS). He has promoted the Lafayette Trail as its project manager for the Consulate General of France in Boston and has been actively involved with the American Friends of Lafayette for the last two years. He has a passion for U.S. History, especially periods relating to French-US friendship.
As the last surviving Major General of the Revolutionary War, Lafayette was invited by U.S. president James Monroe and Congress to visit the 24-state Union for what would become his Farewell Tour in the United States of America. Accompanied by his Secretary Auguste Levasseur, General Lafayette visited all the 24 states of the Union in 13 months (August 1824 – September 1825).
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