Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935

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Lawyer, public official, and author from Indiana.

From the description of Papers of William Dudley Foulke, circa 1470-1952 (bulk 1868-1935). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063216

A native of Pennsylvania, William D. Foulke moved to Texas as a rancher, living at Melissa Ranch, Mountain Home, and Kerrville. In 1889, Foulke was arrested for murder, but the charges were dismissed the next year.

From the guide to the Foulke, William D. papers 87-022., 1886-1891, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Biographical Note

  • 1848, Nov. 20: Born, New York, N.Y.
  • 1869: A.B., Columbia College,New York, N.Y.
  • 1871: LL.B., Columbia Law School,New York, N.Y.
  • 1871 - 1876 : Practiced law, New York, N.Y.
  • 1872: Married Mary Taylor Reeves
  • 1876: Richmond, Ind. Richmond Moved to Richmond, Ind. Attorney, the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad
  • 1882 - 1886 : Republican member, Indiana state senate
  • 1885: Introduced a bill to establish Indiana civil service system; subsequently organized and became president of the Indiana Civil Service Reform Association
  • 1886 - 1890 : President, American Woman Suffrage Association
  • 1887: Published . . . Slav or Saxon; a Study of the Growth and Tendencies of Russian Civilization (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 148 pp.)
  • 1889: Ceased practicing law
  • 1889 - 1890 : Conducted an investigation into conditions in the federal civil service for the National Civil Service Reform League
  • 1893: Acting chairman, woman's suffrage congress at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1893 - 1921 : President, Proportional Representation League
  • 1899: Published Life of Oliver P. Morton, Including His Important Speeches (Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Co. 2 vols.)
  • 1900: Published Maya; a Story of Yucatan (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 219 pp.)
  • 1901: Appointed member of the Civil Service Commission by President Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1903: Published Protean Papers (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 197 pp.)
  • 1906 - 1916 : Editor and part owner, Evening Item, Richmond, Ind.
  • 1910 - 1914 : President, National Municipal League
  • 1911: Published Dorothy Day (New York: Cosmopolitan Press. 297 pp.)
  • 1912: Published Masterpieces of the Masters of Fiction (New York: Cosmopolitan Press. 269 pp.)
  • 1916: Published Lyrics of War and Peace (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co. 119 pp.)
  • 1919: Published Fighting the Spoilsmen; Reminiscences of the Civil Service Reform Movement (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 348 pp.)
  • 1922: Published A Hoosier Autobiography (New York: Oxford University Press. 252 pp.)
  • 1923 - 1924 : President, National Civil Service Reform League
  • 1930: Published Lucius B. Swift, a Biography (Indianapolis: Published for the Indiana Historical Society by Bobbs-Merrill Co. 153 pp.)
  • 1935, May 30: Died, Richmond, Ind.

From the guide to the William Dudley Foulke Papers, circa 1470-1952, (bulk 1868-1935), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Janney, Samuel M. (Samuel Mcpherson), 1801-1880. Papers, 1815-1880. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
referencedIn Indiana History mss., 1725-1973 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Additional correspondence and compositions, 1873-1945. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library
creatorOf Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935. Letter to Horace Howard Furness, 1886. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Carl Schurz Collection, 1869-1893 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Theodore Roosevelt papers, 1759-1993 (bulk 1878-1919). Library of Congress
creatorOf Holloway, William R. (William Robeson), 1836-1911. Papers, 1795-1903. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962. Papers, 1897-1930 Houghton Library
creatorOf Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935. Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, 1888-1890. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions collected by The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, 1878-1923. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935. Papers, circa 1470-1952 (bulk: 1868-1935) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Papers, 1759-1993, (bulk 1878-1919) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication. 1882-1931. Houghton Library
referencedIn Clarke, Grace Julian, 1865-1938. Grace Julian Clarke papers, 1845-1938 (bulk 1901-1933). Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Civil Service Reform Association (New York, N.Y.). Civil Service Reform Association records, 1880-1947. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Fairbanks mss., 1819-1939 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Foulke, William D. papers 87-022., 1886-1891 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935. Papers of William Dudley Foulke, circa 1470-1952 (bulk 1868-1935). Library of Congress
referencedIn Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906. Papers of Carl Schurz, 1862-1893. University of Virginia. Library
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correspondedWith Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 person
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correspondedWith Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914 person
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correspondedWith Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943 person
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correspondedWith Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902 person
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correspondedWith Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
correspondedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937 person
correspondedWith Russell, Charles Edward, 1860-1941 person
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correspondedWith Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947 person
associatedWith Shoemaker families. family
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correspondedWith Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, 1825-1908 person
correspondedWith Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893 person
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correspondedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 person
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correspondedWith Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905 person
correspondedWith Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 person
correspondedWith White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918 person
correspondedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944 person
associatedWith William Dudley Foulke person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Kerrville (Tex.)
United States
Mountain Home (Tex.)
United States
Icelandic literature
International law
Trials (Murder)
Progressivism (United States politics)
American literature
Cattle stealing
Cattle trade
Civil service reform
Public officials


Birth 1848

Death 1935



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