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L.L. Foster Lafayette Lumpkin Foster
Full Name: Lafayette Lumpkin Foster
Date of birth: November 27, 1851
Date of death: December 2, 1901

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 62 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Groesbeck / Limestone Speaker   Falls, Limestone, McLennan
H 62 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Groesbeck / Limestone   Falls, Limestone, McLennan
H 42 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Groesbeck / Limestone   Limestone

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) "The entire democratic ticket to be elected by majorities ranging from 500 to 800 . . . L.L. Foster, editor of the Era, is elected representative," 11/17/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. American Legislative Leaders, 1850-1910, 1989.
  • FOSTER, LAFAYETTE LUMPKIN (1851-1901). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, L.L. Foster, pp. 4-5. "He has the honor of being the youngest man ever elected Speaker of the House in Texas." Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, L.L. Foster, Commissioner of Insurance, Statistics and History, pp. 31-33. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Brief biographical sketch, L.L. Foster, Commissioner of Insurance, Statistics and History, p. 97. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, L.L. Foster, Railroad Commissioner, pp. 102-104. Born 11/27/1851 near Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia. "The Twenty-second Legislature having created a commission to regulate the charges and operation of railway corporations in Texas, Mr. Foster was, May 4, 1891, appointed by Governor Hogg one of the three commissioners provided for by the act and is now filling that position." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • 28th Speaker of the House of Representatives: Lafayette Lumpkin Foster. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 263. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Biographical sketch, L.L. Foster, President of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, pp. 31-32. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 156-157. Elected by the people of the 52nd district in 1880, 1882, and 1884. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
  • Other Resources
  • Railroad Commissioners Past through Present, with dates of service. Railroad Commission of Texas.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. L.L. Foster, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. L.L. Foster, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. L.L. Foster, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. Lafayette Lumpkin Foster, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Memorial Services for Hon. W.H. Tucker of Anderson and Hon. A.J. Leo of Hidalgo  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Texas Siftings Publication, Select  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Department of Public Education, Select  
    Educational Affairs  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Finance  
    Printing and Binding Reports of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals  
    Public Printing  
     

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