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Robert H. Snyder

Born: Jul 13, 1855

Death: Nov 17, 1905

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Robert H. Snyder

Date of Birth : Jul 13, 1855
Date of Death : Nov 17, 1905
Birth Place : United States of America

Robert H. Snyder was a Democratic politician from St. Joseph, 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. 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. 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. Snyder is interred at Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, Mississippi.

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