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Lafayette S. Foster
Lafayette S. Foster

Born in Franklin, New London County, Connecticut, November 22, 1806. A lawyer by profession, he spent most of his career in politics. Elected to the Connecticut State Legislature, 1839-40, 1846-48, 1854, 1870. Candidate for Governor of Connecticut in 1850 and 1851. Mayor of Norwich, CT, 1851-52. US Senator from CT, 1855-67. Justice of the Connecticut State Supreme Court, 1870-76. Candidate for the US House of Representatives from Connecticut, 1874. Died in Norwich, CT, Sept. 19, 1880. Image File history File links LafayetteSabineFoster. ... Image File history File links LafayetteSabineFoster. ... New London County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... In the United States, a lawyer is a person licensed by the state to advise clients in legal matters and represent them in courts of law and in other forms of dispute resolution. ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The following is a list of Governors of the State of Connecticut, from the Colonial period through present day. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... House of Representatives is a name used for legislative bodies in many countries. ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Foster was elected President pro tempore of the Senate in 1865. Six weeks later, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Vice President Andrew Johnson advanced to President, and Foster, as President pro tem, stepped into his place as President of the Senate and de facto Vice President of the US on April 15, 1865. He served in that capacity for almost two years, until in March of 1867 he was replaced as US Senator from Connecticut by Orris S. Ferry. Benjamin F. Wade of Ohio replaced him as President pro tem. Had John Wilkes Booth's original plan to assassinate both Lincoln and Johnson on the same night had been successful, Foster would have become President of the United States. 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ... Jack Ruby murdered the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in a very public manner. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the sixteenth Vice President (1865) and the seventeenth President of the United States (1865–1869), succeeding to the presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Categories: Stub ... Benjamin Franklin Wade (October 27, 1800 _ March 2, 1878) was a U.S. lawyer and politician. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Official languages None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George V. Voinovich (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 8. ... John Wilkes Booth John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) was an American actor who is most famous for assassinating Abraham Lincoln. ...

Preceded by:
Francis Gillette
Class 3 Senators of Connecticut
1855-1867
Succeeded by:
Orris S. Ferry
Preceded by:
Daniel Clark
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
May 7, 1865March 2, 1867
Succeeded by:
Benjamin Wade
Presidents pro tempore of the United States Senate Seal of the United States Senate President Pro Tempore
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OBITUARY NOTICE OF LAFAYETTE SABINE FOSTER (2538 words)
Foster's manner was easy and impressive, his voice was clear and well modulated, he had a wonderful command of language, an adroitness in grouping the telling facts developed by the testimony and a forcible mode of presenting the same that had a potent effect on the court or the jury.
Foster united with his associate senators from the northern states in resisting the arrogant demands of the slave power, and by voice and vote sustained the doctrine of human freedom and the equality of all men before the law.
Foster to the legislature of the state; he was once more chosen Speaker; and, before the close of the session, he was elected a Judge of the Supreme Court, a position which he filled until 1876, when, having reached seventy years of age, he was disqualified by a provision of the constitution.
Lafayette S. Foster: Connecticut Statesman, Jurist and Acting Vice President of the United States (620 words)
Born in Franklin, Connecticut, on November 22, 1806, Lafayette Sabine Foster was a descendant of Miles Standish and the eldest son of Welthea Ladd Foster and Captain Daniel Foster, a veteran Continental Army officer.
Lafayette Foster served on the Court until 1876, when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.
Lafayette S. Foster was not only a statesman and a jurist, but also a philanthropist.
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