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us: Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935

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    • us: Foulke, Wm. Dudley, 1848-1935
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1848-11-20
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1935-05-30
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Richmond (Ind.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Columbia University. School of Law
        • Affiliation End: 1871
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Indiana. General Assembly. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1882
        • Affiliation End: 1886
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          Literary critics
          • Sources

            • found: His Biographical memoir in Reaves, A. M. Finding of Wineland ... 1895.
            • found: His Maya, 1900: title-page (Wm. Dudley Foulke)
            • found: Wikipedia, viewed April 20, 2016 (William Dudley Foulke; November 20, 1848 - May 30, 1935; American literary critic, journalist, poet and reformer; born in New York City and graduated Columbia University in 1869 and Columbia Law School in 1871; practiced law in New York until 1876, when he moved to Richmond, Indiana; Foulke became involved in local politics and was elected to the Indiana State Senate from 1882 to 1886. As a senator, he introduced bills to reform the state's civil service system. In addition, he investigated abuses against inmates and employees at the state hospital for the insane. He served on the Platform Committee of the Progressive Party. In 1889 he was asked by the National Civil Service Reform League to investigate the U.S. Federal civil service. President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Foulke a Commissioner in the Civil Service Commission in 1901. He was also one of the early presidents of the American Woman Suffrage Association, the first president of the Proportional Representation League, and (for five years) president of the National Municipal League. As a writer, Foulke wrote on a number of diverse subjects; Foulke was a major supporter of the Richmond Group of artists and was one of the founders of the Richmond Art Museum in 1898) {}
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