Robert H. Snyder

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Robert H. Snyder
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
In office
1896–1900
Preceded by Hiram R. Lott
Succeeded by Albert Estopinal, Sr.
Louisiana State Representative from Tensas Parish
In office
1890–1896
Preceded by R. C. McCullough
Succeeded by A. E. Newton
Louisiana State Representative from Tensas Parish
In office
1904–1905
Succeeded by Samuel W. Martien
Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
1904–1905
Preceded by Jared Y. Sanders, Sr.
Succeeded by Joseph W. Hyams
Personal details
Born July 13, 1855
Died November 17, 1905(1905-11-17) (aged 50)
Resting place Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, Mississippi
Nationality American
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Ella Carson Snyder
Relations Brother, Jefferson B. Snyder
Residence St. Joseph, Tensas Parish
Louisiana, USA

Robert H. Snyder (July 13, 1855 – November 17, 1905)[1] was a Democratic politician from St. Joseph,[2] the parish seat of Tensas Parish in northeastern Louisiana.

Snyder served in the Louisiana House of Representatives for two nonconsecutive terms from 1890 to 1896 and from 1904 until his death in office. In the second stint in the House, he was Speaker, following Jared Y. Sanders, Sr., of St. Mary Parish, a future governor.[3]

From 1896-1900, Snyder was lieutenant governor under Governor Murphy J. Foster, Sr., a favorite of the planter class. Snyder was defeated for lieutenant governor in 1900 by future U.S. Representative Albert Estopinal, Sr., of St. Bernard Parish.

Snyder's younger brother, Jefferson B. Snyder, was a native of Tensas Parish and district attorney from 1904 to 1945 in Tallulah in Madison Parish.[4]

Snyder is interred at Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, Mississippi.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hiram R. Lott
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana

Robert H. Snyder
1896–1900

Succeeded by
Albert Estopinal, Sr.
Preceded by
R. C. McCullough
Louisiana State Representative from Tensas Parish

Robert H. Snyder
1890–1896

Succeeded by
A. E. Newton
Preceded by
Two members:

A. E. Newton
Thomas W. Wade

Louisiana State Representative from Tensas Parish

Robert H. Snyder
1904–1906

Succeeded by
Samuel W. Martien
Preceded by
Jared Y. Sanders, Sr., of St. Mary Parish
Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Tensas Parish

Robert H. Snyder
1904–1906

Succeeded by
Joseph W. Hyams of West Baton Rouge Parish