Robert H. Snyder

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Robert H. Snyder
23rd Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
In office
1896–1900
GovernorMurphy J. Foster
Preceded byHiram R. Lott
Succeeded byAlbert Estopinal, Sr.
Louisiana State Representative from Tensas Parish
In office
1890–1896
Preceded byR. C. McCullough
Succeeded byA. E. Newton
Louisiana State Representative from Tensas Parish
In office
1904–1905
Succeeded bySamuel W. Martien
Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
1904–1905
Preceded byJared Y. Sanders, Sr.
Succeeded byJoseph W. Hyams
Personal details
BornJuly 13, 1855
DiedNovember 17, 1905(1905-11-17) (aged 50)
Resting placeNatchez City Cemetery in Natchez, Mississippi
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Ella Carson Snyder
RelationsJefferson B. Snyder (brother)
ResidenceSt. Joseph, Tensas Parish
Louisiana, USA

Robert H. Snyder (July 13, 1855 – November 17, 1905)[1] was a Democratic politician from St. Joseph,[2] the parish seat of Tensas Parish in northeastern Louisiana.

Snyder served in the Louisiana House of Representatives for two nonconsecutive terms from 1890 to 1896 and from 1904 until his death in office. In the second stint in the House, he was Speaker, following Jared Y. Sanders, Sr., of St. Mary Parish, a future governor.[3]

From 1896 to 1900, Snyder was lieutenant governor under Governor Murphy J. Foster, Sr., a favorite of the planter class. During this time, the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1898 was held.[4] Snyder was defeated for lieutenant governor in 1900 by future U.S. Representative Albert Estopinal, Sr., of St. Bernard Parish.

Snyder's younger brother, Jefferson B. Snyder, was a native of Tensas Parish and district attorney from 1904 to 1945 in Tallulah in Madison Parish.[5]

Snyder is interred at Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, Mississippi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louisiana. Legislature. House of Representatives (1906). Official Journal of the Proceedings of the House of Representatives. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Post Office directory, or, Business man's guide to the post offices in the United States. New York: J. H. Colton and Company, 1856. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  3. ^ "Membership of the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012: Tensas Parish" (PDF). legis.la.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 4, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  4. ^ The convention of '98: a complete work on the greatest political event in Louisiana's history. New Orleans, Louisiana: Democratic State Central Committee. 1898. p. 65 total. Retrieved March 23, 2015.
  5. ^ James Matthew Reonas, Once Proud Princes: Planters and Plantation Culture in Louisiana's Northeast Delta, From the First World War Through the Great Depression (PDF). Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Ph.D. dissertation, December 2006, p. 268. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 21, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Hiram R. Lott
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana

Robert H. Snyder
1896–1900

Succeeded by
Albert Estopinal, Sr.
Preceded by
R. C. McCullough
Louisiana State Representative from Tensas Parish

Robert H. Snyder
1890–1896

Succeeded by
A. E. Newton
Preceded by
Two members:

A. E. Newton
Thomas W. Wade

Louisiana State Representative from Tensas Parish

Robert H. Snyder
1904–1906

Succeeded by
Samuel W. Martien
Preceded by
Jared Y. Sanders, Sr., of St. Mary Parish
Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Tensas Parish

Robert H. Snyder
1904–1906

Succeeded by
Joseph W. Hyams of West Baton Rouge Parish