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Murphy J. Foster Jr.
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Governor Mike Foster at a meeting
53rd Governor of Louisiana
In office
January 8, 1996 – January 12, 2004
LieutenantKathleen Blanco
Preceded byEdwin Edwards
Succeeded byKathleen Blanco
Member of the Louisiana Senate
from the 21st district
In office
1988–1996
Preceded byAnthony Guarisco, Jr.
Succeeded byJohn Siracusa
Personal details
Born
Murphy James Foster, III

(1930-07-11)July 11, 1930
Franklin, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedOctober 4, 2020(2020-10-04) (aged 90)
Franklin, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (before 1995)
Republican (since 1995)
Spouse(s)Alice C. Foster
RelationsMurphy J. Foster, Sr. (paternal grandfather)

Robert Roberts, Jr. (maternal grandfather)
Captain Alfred Goodwill (maternal great-grandfather)

Jasper Goodwill (cousin)
ParentsMurphy J. and Olive Roberts Foster
ResidenceFranklin, Louisiana
Alma materLouisiana State University
Southern University Law School
ProfessionRancher; businessman
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Air Force
Battles/warsKorean War

Murphy James Foster, Jr., known as Mike Foster (July 11, 1930 – October 4, 2020) was an American politician. He served as the 53rd Governor of Louisiana. He served from January 1996 until January 2004. Foster is a businessman, landowner, and sportsman in St. Mary Parish.

Foster died in Franklin, Louisiana on October 4, 2020 at the age of 90.[1]

References

Other websites

  • State of Louisiana – Biography Archived 2008-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
  • DuBos, Clancy. “Foster on Fire.” Gambit Weekly. October 3, 1995.
  • Kurtz, David. “Mike’s Millions: He may be a working man, but Mike Foster certainly doesn’t have to.” New Orleans Magazine, May 1996.
  • Reeves, Miriam. The Governors of Louisiana. Gretna: Pelican Publishing, 1998.
  • Warner, Chris. “Mike Foster’s Legacy: What Will it Be?” State Business Louisiana. Winter 2002.
  • Governor Murphy J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.