Philip Bond FOUKE, Congress, IL (1818-1876)


FOUKE, Philip Bond, a Representative from Illinois; born in Kaskaskia, Ill., January 23, 1818; attended the public schools and became a civil engineer; established and published the Belleville Advocate in 1841; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Belleville; prosecuting attorney for the Kaskaskia district (second circuit) 1846-1850; member of the State house of representatives in 1851; unsuccessfully contested the election of Lyman Trumbull to the Thirty-fourth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; during the Civil War served as colonel of the Thirtieth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was wounded at the Battle of Belmont; engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and died there October 3, 1876; interment in Congressional Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present