Foster McGowan Voorhees

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Foster McGowan Voorhees
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30th Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 17, 1899 – January 21, 1902
Preceded by David Ogden Watkins
Acting Governor
Succeeded by Franklin Murphy
Acting Governor of New Jersey
In office
February 1, 1898 – October 18, 1898
Preceded by John W. Griggs
Governor
Succeeded by David Ogden Watkins
Acting Governor
Personal details
Born (1856-11-05)November 5, 1856
Clinton, New Jersey[1]
Died June 14, 1927(1927-06-14) (aged 70)
High Bridge, New Jersey
Political party Republican

Foster McGowan Voorhees (November 5, 1856 – June 14, 1927) was an American, Republican Party politician, who served as the 30th Governor of New Jersey from 1899 to 1902.

Biography[edit]

Voorhees represented Union County in the New Jersey Senate from 1895 to 1898. As President of the Senate, he became acting governor briefly in 1898 when John W. Griggs resigned to become the Attorney General of the United States and again as an elected governor from 1899 to 1902. He was a New Jersey delegate to the 1900 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died of chronic myocarditis on his farm in High Bridge, New Jersey and was interred at Riverside Cemetery in Clinton, New Jersey.[2]

Legacy[edit]

New Jersey's Voorhees Township, Voorhees High School and Voorhees State Park, his former farm, are named in his honor.[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Jersey Governor Foster McGowan Voorhees". National Governors Association. Retrieved Aug 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Foster Voorhees, Ex-governor, Dead. Was Chief Executive Of New Jersey During Spanish American War. Factor In Political Upset Largety Responsible For Grlggs's Election As First Republican Governor in 20 Years". The New York Times. June 15, 1927. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  3. ^ History of Voorhees, Voorhees Township, New Jersey. Accessed August 1, 2007. "Voorhees Township was named in honor of Foster McGowan Voorhees, the governor of New Jersey who granted the petition for Voorhees to become a separate township on March 3, 1899."
  4. ^ Effross, Harris I. (1982). "Foster McGowan Vorhees" (PDF). In Stellhorn, Paul A.; Birkner, Michael J. The Governors of New Jersey 1664-1974: Biographical Essays. New Jersey Historical Commission. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Williams
President of the New Jersey Senate
1898
Succeeded by
William H. Skirm
Preceded by
John W. Griggs
Governor
Acting Governor of New Jersey
February 1, 1898 – October 18, 1898
Succeeded by
David Ogden Watkins
Acting Governor
Preceded by
David Ogden Watkins
Acting Governor
Governor of New Jersey
January 17, 1899 – January 21, 1902
Succeeded by
Franklin Murphy
Party political offices
Preceded by
John W. Griggs
Republican Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
1898
Succeeded by
Franklin Murphy