Robert H. Foerderer

Robert Hermann Foerderer (May 16, 1860 – July 26, 1903) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Robert H. Foerderer
Robert H. Foerderer (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
Frontispiece of 1905's Robert H. Foerderer, Late a Representative-elect from Pennsylvania.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – July 26, 1903
Preceded byJames R. Young
Succeeded byReuben Moon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903
Preceded bySee below
Succeeded bySee below
Personal details
Born(1860-05-16)May 16, 1860
Frankenhausen, Germany
DiedJuly 26, 1903(1903-07-26) (aged 43)
Torresdale, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican


Robert H. Foerderer was born in Frankenhausen, in the German principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, while his parents were sojourning in Europe. He attended public and private schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was engaged in the manufacture of leather and in various other business enterprises.

He was elected in 1900 as a Republican to the 57th United States Congress as an at-large representative of Pennsylvania. He was re-elected in 1902 and served until his death in Torresdale, Pennsylvania. He was interred in Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Robert H. Foerderer (id: F000232)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel A. Davenport,
Galusha A. Grow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's at-large congressional district

1901–1903 alongside:
Galusha A. Grow
Succeeded by
29th: George Shiras III

30th: John Dalzell

Preceded by
James R. Young
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Reuben O. Moon