Encyclopedia of American Biography
of the Nineteenth Century
Thomas William Herringshaw
ACCURATE AND SUCCINCT BIOGRAPHIES OF FAMOUS MEN AND WOMEN IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE
WHO ARE OR HAVE BEEN THE ACKNOWLEDGED LEADERS OF LIFE AND THOUGHT OF THE UNITED
STATES SINCE ITS FORMATION, ENTIRELY COVERING THE FIELD OF LITERATURE, SCIENCE,
HISTORY, POLITICS, COMMERCE, AND THE MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ARTS.
FOSTER, ADDISON G.,
businessman, United States senator, was born in 1897 in Belchertown, Mass. In
1859-75 he was engaged in grain and real estate business; and later was county
auditor and surveyor of Wabasha, Minn. He was elected a member of the fifty-sixth
congress as a republican.
FOSTER, DAVID JOHNSON,
lawyer, state senator, congressman, was born June 27, 1857, in Barnet, VT. In
1886-90 he was state's attorney of Chittendon, county, Vt. In 1892-94 he was
state senator; and is now serving as congressman for Vermont for the term of
FOSTER, MRS. ELLEN HORTON,
lawyer, temperance advocate, was born Nov. 3, 1840, in Lowell, Mass. Since 1875
she has been a successful leader in the temperance cause, and has lectured in
almost every state and territory of the Union. She has also been counsel for
the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of the United States.
FOSTER, GEORGE P.,
lawyer congressman. He has been justice of the peace at Chicago, Ill., and is
now a member of the fifty-sixth congress from Illinois.
FOSTER, ROGER, lawyer, author, was born in 1857 in
Worcester, Mass. In 1896-98 he was special counsel for the board of health of
New York city. He is the author of A Treatise on Federal Practice; and
Commentaries on the Constitution.