Foster Macgowan Voorhees Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers, 1876, A.M., 1879, Doctor of Laws, 1899, Princeton, 1901. Unmarried.
Voorhees represented Union County in the New Jersey Senate from 1895 to 1898. As President of the Senate, he became acting governor briefly in 1898 when John W. Griggs resigned to become the Attorney General of the United States and again as an elected governor from 1899 to 1902. He was a New Jersey delegate to the 1900 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He died of chronic myocarditis on his farm in High Bridge, New Jersey and was interred at Riverside Cemetery in Clinton, New Jersey. New Jersey's Voorhees Township, Voorhees High School, Voorhees dorm at Rutgers and Voorhees State Park, his former farm, are named in his honor.
Member of the board education, Elizabeth, 1884-1887. Member New Jersey Assembly, 1888-1890, Senate, 1894-1898 (president 1898), and acting governor vice United States Attorney General Griggs, resigned.