R.C. Foster

Robert Coleman Foster

Full Name: Robert Coleman Foster
Date of birth: September 10, 1834
Date of death: January 6, 1910

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 27 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Denison / Grayson   Grayson
H 27 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Denison / Grayson   Grayson
H 48 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (2)   Democrat Denison / Grayson   Grayson

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Robert Coleman Foster, birth date 9/10/1834, death date 1/6/1910, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Denison, Grayson County. Includes photo from the "Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society," (Kansas State Historical Society, 1909). Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Col. R.C. Foster Dead: Denison Loses One of Its Most Prominent and Useful Citizens," The Sunday Gazetteer (Denison, Texas), 1/9/1910, p. 1, crediting Grayson County Frontier Village. Member of the Kansas constitutional convention in 1866 and the Kansas Legislature for three terms; twice a member of the Texas Legislature from 1878-1882 [sic]. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. R.C. Foster, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.C. Foster, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Educational (Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Judiciary No. 1  
18th R.S. - 1883
Constitutional Amendments Address  
Federal Relations  
Fence Cutting (Chair) 
Funeral Procession for Hon. A.L. Adams of Wood County  
Judiciary No. 1  
Memorial Resolutions for Hon. A.L. Adams of Wood County  
16th R.S. - 1879
Insurance and Statistics  
Judiciary No. 2  
Land Frauds  
Revised Civil Code, Select (Chair) 
Rooms for the Judges of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals,  
Sale of the Public Domain of the State, Select  
State Affairs  
Towns and City Corporations  

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