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Murphy J. Foster

Murphy J. FosterAKA Murphy James Foster

Born: 12-Jan-1849
Birthplace: Franklin, LA
Died: 12-Jun-1921
Location of death: Franklin, LA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, LA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor and Senator from Louisiana

Father: Thomas Foster
Mother: Martha P. Murphy
Wife: Florence Daisy Hine (briefly)
Wife: Rose Routh Ker (m. 1881, seven daughters, three sons)
Daughter: Rose Routh Foster (b. 1882, d. 1972)
Daughter: Elizabeth Ratliff Foster (b. 1883, d. 1974)
Daughter: Lucy Price Foster (b. 1885, d. 1886)
Daughter: Mary Lucy Foster (b. 1886, d. 1984)
Daughter: Willia Ker Foster (b. circa 1889, d. 1993)
Son: William Prescott Foster (b. 1890, d. 1947)
Son: Louisiana Navarro Foster (b. 1894, d. 1984)
Daughter: Martha DeMari Foster (b. 1896, d. 1991)
Son: Murphy James Foster, Jr. (b. 1898, d. 1981)
Daughter: Sarah Ker Foster (b. 1903, d. 1992)

    University: Washington and Lee University (attended 1867-68)
    University: Cumberland University (1870)
    Law School: Tulane University (1871)

    US Official Collector of the Port of New Orleans (1914-21)
    US Senator, Louisiana (4-Mar-1901 to 3-Mar-1913)
    Governor of Louisiana (10-May-1892 to 8-May-1900)
    Louisiana State Senate (1879-95, as Pro Tem, 1888-90)
    Louisiana State House of Representatives (elected 1876, prevented from taking his seat)


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