Sam T. Foster

Samuel T. Foster

Full Name: Samuel T. "Sam" Foster
Date of birth: July 19, 1841
Date of death: March 21, 1926

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 11 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1) (2) (3)   Populist Alvord / Wise   Wise

(1) Sam Foster, postoffice Alvin, Populist. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Discussion of populists elected to 24th Legislature, populist pluralities by county, and roster with party affiliation, "Official Returns," "The Next Legislature," The Galveston Daily News, 11/15/1894, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Sam Foster, Alvord, Populist. Roster, "News from Austin: Twenty-Fourth Legislature," The Galveston Daily News, 12/23/1894, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - Saml. T. Foster, Johnson County, age 19, born circa 1841 in Illinois, farmer's app., son of Zopher and Nancy B. Foster.
    Samuel F./L.[T.] Foster, marriage to Mary L. Toler 10/11/1877 in Johnson County.
    Census of 1880 - S.T. Foster, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, age 37, born circa 1843 in Illinois, laborer, wife M.L., daughter Flora V.
    Census of 1900 - Samuel T. Faster [Foster], Alvord, Wise County, age 59, born July 1841 in Illinois, farmer, wife Mary L., daughters Maud and Zilla, son Olin.
    Census of 1910 - Sam T. Foster, Johnson County, age 61 [sic], born in Illinois, own income, wife Mary, son Oland, daughter Vesta.
    Census of 1920 - Sam P. Foster, Johnson County, age 78, born circa 1842 in Illinois, wife Mary L., daughter Y. Vester. FamilySearch. 1860 1880 1900 1910 1920 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • S.T. Foster, birth date 7/19/1841, death date 3/21/1926, burial in Caddo Cemetery, Joshua, Johnson County, with spouse M.L. Foster. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, "Samuel T. Foster, 84, Johnson County pioneer." 3/23/1926, p. 17. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Samuel T. Foster, p. 294. The People's Revolt: Texas Populists and the Roots of American Liberalism, 2020.
  • Account of S.T. Foster's 76th birthday celebration, joined by Miss Vesta Foster. Foster was a Johnson County pioneer, born in Illinois in 1841, and came to Texas in 1853, settling at Deer Creek. "Birthday Supper for S.T. Foster at Veatch Station," Cleburne Morning Review, 7/21/1917, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • "S.T. Foster is the new editor of the Alvord Reformer." "Locals," 3/2/1894, p. 5. Gayle Talbot and S.T. Foster, candidates for representative, Election Returns for Wise County, 11/23/1900, Messenger Supplement, p. 5. Wise County Messenger.


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Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Bribery in Frost-O'Neal Case, Investigate  
Constitutional Amendments  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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