Murphy James Foster


Murphy James Foster Famous memorial

Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 12 Jun 1921 (aged 72)
Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 6460317 View Source

Louisiana Governor, US Senator. An 1871 graduate of the University of Louisiana law school (now known as Tulane University), he was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1871, and built a successful law practice. He served Louisiana State Legislature, and in the Louisiana State Senate, where he was President Pro-Tem from 1888 to 1890. He was elected as Governor of Louisiana in 1891, and served from 1892 to 1900. He was then elected as a Democratic Senator from Louisiana to the United States Senate, serving from 1901 to 1913. After leaving the Senate he was appointed as collector of the Port of New Orleans, a position he held until his death in 1921. He was the grandfather of Louisiana Governor Michael J. Foster.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Joel Manuel
  • Added: 31 May 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6460317
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Murphy James Foster (12 Jan 1849–12 Jun 1921), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6460317, citing Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .