Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917

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Dates:
Birth 1846-07-05
Death 1917-05-10
Americans

Biographical notes:

Ohio lawyer and jurist; Ohio governor, 1886-1890; U.S. senator, 1896-1908; brevet captain, 89th Ohio Infantry, Company A, during Civil War.

From the description of Letter : Cincinnati, [Ohio], to B[enjamin] H[enry] Grierson, Whipple Barracks, A.T., 1885 Nov. 4. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 30607647

Joseph Benson Foraker served as both governor of and U.S. senator for the state of Ohio. Archibald Gracie was the author of a Civil War history entitled "The Truth About Chickamauga," and one of the most famous survivors of the sinking of the Titanic.

From the description of Copy of Joseph Benson Foraker letter to Archibald Gracie, 1911. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 709966646

Army officer, governor of Ohio, and U.S. senator from Ohio.

From the description of Joseph Benson Foraker papers, 1884-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981835

Cornell University Class of 1869.

From the description of Joseph Benson Foraker notebook, 1869. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937749

Joseph B. Foraker was an Ohio governor, and U.S. Senator. He served in the Senate from 1897 to 1909.

From the guide to the Joseph B. Foraker letter to Horace Porter, October 2, 1900, (Ohio University)

Governor of Ohio 1885-1889; chairman of Republican State Convention 1886-1900; U.S. Senator 1897-1909.

From the description of Letter, 1900. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 12703734

Biographical Note

  • 1846, July 5: Born near Rainsboro, Ohio
  • 1862 - 1865 : Officer, 89th Ohio Infantry Regiment
  • 1866 - 1868 : Student, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
  • 1869: Graduated, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Admitted to bar and commenced law practice, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1870: Married Julia Bundy
  • 1879 - 1882 : Judge, superior court of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1883: Unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor of Ohio
  • 1884: Delegate-at-large, Republican National Convention (also in 1888, 1892, 1896, 1900, and 1904)
  • 1885 - 1889 : Governor of Ohio
  • 1886: Chairman, Republican party of Ohio state convention (also in 1890, 1896 and 1900)
  • 1896 - 1909 : United States senator from Ohio
  • 1908: William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) reveals Foraker in employ of and in debt to Standard Oil Company while a United States senator Lost bid for reelection to United States Senate
  • 1909: Resumed law practice in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1914: Unsuccessful Republican candidate for United States Senate
  • 1916: Published Notes of a Busy Life (Cincinnati: Stewart & Kidd Co.). 2 vols.
  • 1917, May 10: Died, Cincinnati, Ohio

From the guide to the Joseph Benson Foraker Papers, 1884-1916, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Governor--Correspondence
  • Politicians--Correspondence
  • Titanic (Steamship)
  • Peace--Societies, etc
  • Floods
  • Germans
  • Philosophy--Study and teaching
  • Politicians--Ohio
  • Governor
  • presidents
  • Asylums

Occupations:

  • Army officers
  • Governors--Ohio
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Ohio

Places:

  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Cincinnati (Ohio) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)