Foraker (see 10.628), he was encouraged to enter state politics, and was early recognized as an effective speaker.
In 1914 he defeated Foraker in the Republican primaries as candidate for the U.S. Senate, and was elected with a majority of 10o,000 for the term of 1915-21; but his friendship with Foraker remained unabated.
The constitution of Porto Rico is contained in an act of the Congress of the United States (the Foraker Act) which came into operation in May 1900.
To meet this problem the Congress of the United States passed the "Foraker Act," under which civil government was instituted, and which, with certain modifications is still in force (see Administration).
JOSEPH BENSON FORAKER (1846-), American political leader, was born near Rainsboro, Highland county, Ohio, on the 5th of July 1846.
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