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Louis Folwell Hart

Louis Folwell Hart, American governor. Mason.


  • Hart, Louis Folwell was born on January 4, 1862 in High Point, Missouri, United States. Son of Thomas J. and Harriett (Van Artsdalin) Hart.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools.


    • Admitted to bar, 1884, and practiced at California, Missouri. Moved to Snohomish, Washington, 1889, to Republic, Washington, 1899. Grand secretary Grand Lodge I.O.O.F., Washington, 1901-1914.

      Elected lieutenant governor of Washington, November 1912, reëlected, 1916, succeeded as governor upon decease of Governor Ernest Lister, June 14, 1919. Term expired, January 1921. Reëlected 1921-1925.


    Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.




    • Married Ella James, 1881.
    • father: Thomas J. Hart
    • mother: Harriett (Van Artsdalin) Hart
    • spouse: Ella James
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    Died December 5, 1929
    (aged 67)