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Encyclopedia > Murphy J. Foster

Murphy James Foster (January 12, 1849 - June 21, 1921) is a Louisiana politician who served two terms as Governor of Louisiana (1892 - 1900). January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... State nickname: Pelican State Other U.S. States Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans Governor Kathleen Blanco Official languages None; English and French de facto Area 134,382 km² (31st)  - Land 112,927 km²  - Water 21,455 km² (16%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,468,976 (22nd)  - Density 39. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... List of Governors of Louisiana First French Era Sieur Sauvole de la Villantry 1699-1701 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne, Sieur de Bienville 1701-1713 Antonine de la Mothe Cadillac 1713-1716 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne 1716-1717 De lEpinay 1717-1718 Jean Baptiste de la Moyne 1718...


His grandson, Murphy J. Foster, Jr. also served as Governor of Louisiana, from 1996 to 2004. Murphy J. Mike Foster, Jr. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Foster was born in Franklin, Louisiana and attended attended preparatory school there. He went to Washington and Lee University and graduated from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. He studied law at Tulane University. Franklin is a small city located in St. ... Washington and Lee University (originally Washington College) is a private liberal arts college in Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia. ... This institution is unrelated, other than by similarity of name, to the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. ... Lebanon is a city located in Wilson County, Tennessee. ... Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian university headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


Prior to serving as Governor, he was a State Senator.


After his terms as Governor, he went on to become a U.S. Senator and eventually the Collector of Customs in New Orleans. Seal of the Senate The Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The United States Customs Service (now part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection or CBP) was the portion of the US Federal Government dedicated to keeping illegal products outside of US borders. ... City nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City that Care Forgot Location of New Orleans Country   State     Parish United States   Louisiana     Orleans Parish Mayor C. Ray Nagin Area  - Land  - Water 350. ...


External link

  • Louisiana Secretary of State's official biography (http://www.sec.state.la.us/51.htm)

 
 

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