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Murphy James Foster, Edit Profile

also known as Mike Foster

governor

Murphy James Foster,, American former governor. Named to Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame, 2003. Junior warden St. Mary's Episcopal Church; president St. Mary Parish Farm Bureau; Member of American Legion.

Background

Foster,, Murphy James was born on July 11, 1930 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. Son of Murphy James Foster and Olive (Roberts).

Education

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1951.

Career

Sugar cane farmer, Louisiana. Founder Bayou Sale; president Sterling Sugars, Inc. Senator St. Mary/Assumption Parish District Louisiana State Senate, 1987, chairman commerce committee, 1991.

Governor State of Louisiana, 1996—2003.

Membership

Junior warden St. Mary's Episcopal Church. President St. Mary Parish Farm Bureau. Member of American Legion.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hunting, fishing, tennis.

Connections

Married Alice Cosner, 1980. Children: Murphy James III, Ramelle, Paul West, Troy West.

father:
Murphy James Foster Foster,

mother:
Olive (Roberts) Foster,

spouse:
Alice Cosner

children:
Murphy James III Foster,

Ramelle Foster,

Paul West Foster,

Troy West Foster,