Samuel D. Felker
|Samuel Demeritt Felker|
|54th Governor of New Hampshire|
January 2, 1913 – January 1, 1915
|Preceded by||Robert P. Bass|
|Succeeded by||Rolland H. Spaulding|
Rochester, New Hampshire
|Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
|Member of the
New Hampshire Senate
|Judge of the
July 20, 1915 – 1930
|Born||April 16, 1859|
|Died||November 14, 1932 (aged 73)|
|Spouse(s)||Mary J. Dudley|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College, 1882; Boston University School of Law, L.L.B., A.M., 1887|
Felker was born to William H. and Deborah A. (Demeritt) Felker in Rochester, New Hampshire. Felker married Mary J. Dudley on June 26, 1900 in Buffalo, New York. Feckler was a member of the Congregationalist Church.
Early political career
Felker was a member of the New Hampshire state constitutional convention of 1889, he served in the New Hampshire Senate from 1890 to 1892, as the mayor of Rochester, New Hampshire in 1896 and 1897, and from 1909 to 1911 in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
Governor of New Hampshire
In 1912 Felker ran as a Democrat for Governor of New Hampshire, because no candidate received a majority of the vote, Felker was selected Governor by the New Hampshire legislature. Felker lost in his bid for reelection in 1915.
Judge of the Rochester Municipal Court
After he was defeated in his bid to be reelected Governor of the New Hampshire, his successor Rolland H. Spaulding, appointed Felker as Judge of the Rochester Municipal Court, a position Felker held from July 20, 1915 until 1930.
Felker died on November 14, 1932.
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- Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire (1933), Proceedings of the Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire, Concord, New Hampshire: Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire, p. 179.
- Capace, Nancy (2000), Encyclopedia of New Hampshire, Santa Barbara, California: Somerset Publishers, Inc., p. 130.
- Marquis, Albert Nelson (1915), Who's Who in New England, Second Edition, Chicago, Illinois: A.N. Marquis & Co., p. 396.
Robert P. Bass
|Governor of New Hampshire
Rolland H. Spaulding