Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917

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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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referencedIn Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904. Hanna-McCormick family papers, 1792-1985 (bulk 1902-1944). Library of Congress
creatorOf Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917. Papers 1888-1933. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Hopley family. Papers 1860-1957. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Joseph Benson Foraker Papers, 1884-1916 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Francis B. (Francis Butler) Loomis Papers : microfilm, 1897-1939 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn McKinley, William, 1843-1901. William McKinley papers, circa 1847-1935 (bulk 1897-1901). Library of Congress
referencedIn William J. Arkell Collection, 1881-1894 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Hodge, Orlando John, 1828-1912. Papers, 1806-1913. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn William McKinley Papers, circa 1847-1935, (bulk 1897-1901) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Mulvey, Daniel Terrance. Autograph book containing a Mark Twain signature, 1906-1907. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917. Letter, 1889 May 28. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Phipps, William Hall, 1864-1936. Papers 1890-1913. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Curry, W. L. (William Leontes), b. 1839. Papers 1900-1926. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Schurman, Jacob Gould, 1854-1942. Jacob Gould Schurman papers, 1867-1942, [1986]. Cornell University Library
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creatorOf Brown, Walter Folger, 1869-1961. Walter F. Brown Papers [microform], 1907-1950. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Ryan, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1855-1923. Papers 1846-1923. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Francis B. (Francis Butler) Loomis Papers, 1897-1939 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917. Joseph Benson Foraker papers, 1884-1916. Library of Congress
creatorOf Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917. Papers 1883-1907 Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf McMillen, William L. Papers 1852-1896. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918. James Sullivan Clarkson papers, 1851-1917. Library of Congress
creatorOf Fairbanks, Newton Hamilton, 1859-1937. Newton Hamilton Fairbanks Papers [microform], 1913-1934. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Battles, D. Blake,. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Joseph B. Foraker letter to Horace Porter, October 2, 1900 Ohio University
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creatorOf Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917. Letter : Cincinnati, [Ohio], to B[enjamin] H[enry] Grierson, Whipple Barracks, A.T., 1885 Nov. 4. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Hanna-McCormick Family Papers, 1792-1985, (bulk 1902-1944) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Anderson, J. H., Mrs. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Sherman, John, 1823-1900. Papers, 1846-1900. University of Oslo Medical Library
creatorOf Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917. Joseph Benson Foraker notebook, 1869. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Manuscript copies, 18-- - 19--. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Brasee, John Trafford, 1800-1880. Papers 1828-1898. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1845-1900 (inclusive), 1853-1886 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917. Copy of Joseph Benson Foraker letter to Archibald Gracie, 1911. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Davis, George R. (George Royal), 1840-1899. Papers, 1889 Oct. 22. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Hoadly, George, 1826-1902. Papers 1847-1886. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Garford, Arthur Lovett, 1858-1933. Papers 1877-1933. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Michener, Louis T. (Louis Theodore), 1848-1928. Papers of Louis T. Michener, 1880-1927. Library of Congress
referencedIn Beer family. Beer family papers, 1740-1981 (inclusive), 1827-1981 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Bar of Hamilton County (Ohio). Records, 1917 June 16. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Nash, George Kilbon, 1842-1904. Papers 1900-1904. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Jacob Gould Schurman papers, 1867-1942 [1986]. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Gard, Daniel Hosmer, 1844-1925. Papers 1794-1925. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Sherman, John, 1823-1900. Papers, 1846-1900. Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes Presidential Center
creatorOf Fairbanks, Newton Hamilton, 1859-1937. Papers 1913-1934. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917. Letter, 1900. Ohio University, Alden Library
referencedIn Beer family papers, 1740-1981, 1827-1981 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Cowen, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Rush), 1891-1908. Papers 1846-1897. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Loomis, Francis B. (Francis Butler), 1861-1948. Francis B. Loomis papers, 1897-1939. [microform]. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Ohio. Governor (1885-1889 : Foraker). Annual message of Joseph B. Foraker, Governor of Ohio to the General Assembly, 1887 Jan. 4. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Herrick, Myron T. (Myron Timothy), 1854-1929. Papers 1904-1906. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Daugherty, H. M. (Harry Micajah), 1860-1941. Papers 1891-1934. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Brown, Walter Folger, 1869-1961. Papers 1907-1950. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917. Papers 1886-1890. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917. Papers, 1890 July 20. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Sherman family. Sherman family correspondence and photographs, 1862-[19--] (bulk 1881-1889). Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
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creatorOf Kurtz, Charles Lindley, 1854-1929. Papers 1837-1895. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Loomis, Francis B. (Francis Butler), 1861-1948. Francis B. Loomis papers, 1897-1939. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Louis T. Michener Papers, 1880-1927 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
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Birth 1846-07-05

Death 1917-05-10

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