Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935Variant names
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)
1848, Nov. 20:
Born, New York, N.Y.
A.B., Columbia College,New York, N.Y.
LL.B., Columbia Law School,New York, N.Y.
1871- 1876: Practiced law, New York, N.Y.
Married Mary Taylor Reeves
Richmond, Ind. Richmond Moved to Richmond, Ind. Attorney, the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad
1882- 1886: Republican member, Indiana state senate
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
Published . . . Slav or Saxon; a Study of the Growth and Tendencies of Russian Civilization (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 148 pp.)
Ceased practicing law
1889- 1890: Conducted an investigation into conditions in the federal civil service for the National Civil Service Reform League
Acting chairman, woman's suffrage congress at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill.
1893- 1921: President, Proportional Representation League
Published Life of Oliver P. Morton, Including His Important Speeches (Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Co. 2 vols.)
Published Maya; a Story of Yucatan (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 219 pp.)
Appointed member of the Civil Service Commission by President Theodore Roosevelt
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
Published Dorothy Day (New York: Cosmopolitan Press. 297 pp.)
Published Masterpieces of the Masters of Fiction (New York: Cosmopolitan Press. 269 pp.)
Published Lyrics of War and Peace (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co. 119 pp.)
Published Fighting the Spoilsmen; Reminiscences of the Civil Service Reform Movement (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 348 pp.)
Published A Hoosier Autobiography (New York: Oxford University Press. 252 pp.)
1923- 1924: President, National Civil Service Reform League
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)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Mountain Home (Tex.)|
|Trials (Murder)--Texas--History--19th century|
|Civil service reform|
|Progressivism (United States politics)|
|Cattle trade--Texas--History--19th century|
|Cattle stealing--Texas--History--19th century|