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 Louis Folwell Hart

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Louis Folwell Hart

Birth
High Point, Moniteau County, Missouri, USA
Death 4 Dec 1929 (aged 67)
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Burial Tumwater, Thurston County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 11178340 View Source
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Washington Governor. After studying law in Missouri, he moved to Tacoma, Washington, where he practiced law and was an insurance agent. In 1912, he was elected Lieutenant Governor, serving until 1919. During World War I, he served chairman of the Selective Service Appeals Board for Southwest Washington. When Governor Ernest Lister was forced to retire due to ill health, Hart was elected as a Republican the 9th Governor of Washington, serving until 1925. While in office, he oversaw construction of the new Capitol complex, supported improved highway systems and a state highway patrol and was responsible for reorganizing the state's administrative structure. Not seeking reelection, he practiced law and served as the president of the State Good Roads Association, until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 15 Jun 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11178340
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/11178340/louis-folwell-hart : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Folwell Hart (4 Jan 1862–4 Dec 1929), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11178340, citing Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater, Thurston County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .