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Murphy J. Foster, Jr.

Murphy J. Foster, Jr.AKA Murphy James Foster, Jr.

Born: 11-Jul-1930
Birthplace: Shreveport, LA
Died: 4-Oct-2020
Location of death: Franklin,LA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican [2]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Louisiana, 1996-2004

Military service: USAF (Korean War)

Grandson of 19th century Governor Murphy J. Foster.

Foster failed to report the purchase of KKK member David Duke's mailing list in 1995, which he disguised as a business transaction for "Billodeau Computers" for $102,000. That was actually a sham to have a confederate purchase Duke's mailing list for $97,000. An additional payment for continued use of the names was made for $52,000 in 1997, also diguised in a similar manner. Foster was ordered to pay a $20,000 penalty for this violation of Louisiana electoral law.

[1] St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

[2] Switched from Democratic to Republican in October of 1995.

Father: Murphy J. Foster, Jr. (businessman)
Wife: (div., one son, one daughter)
Son: Murphy Foster III
Daughter: Ramelle Townley
Wife: Alice Cosner (until his death)

    High School: Franklin High School, Franklin, LA (1948)
Virginia Military Institute
    University: BS Chemistry, Louisiana State University (1952)

    Governor of Louisiana (8-Jan-1996 to 12-Jan-2004)
    Louisiana State Senate (1988-96)
    Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
    Boy Scouts of America
    American Legion
    Farm Bureau
    George W. Bush for President
    Eagle Scout
    Risk Factors: Obesity

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