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Encyclopedia > Dwight Foster (Massachusetts)

Dwight Foster (December 7, 1757April 29, 1823) was an American lawyer and politician from Brookfield, Massachusetts. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and represented Massachusetts in both the United States House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Brookfield is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 10,555 mi²; 27,360 km² 183 mi; 295 km 113 mi; 182 km 13. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ...


Foster died in Brookfield, and is buried in the Brookfield Cemetery there.


External link

  • Biographic sketch at U.S. Congress website
Preceded by:
Samuel Dexter
U.S. Senator for Massachusetts
18001803
Succeeded by:
Timothy Pickering

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The 20th Century Biographical Dictionary (5955 words)
FOSTER, Joshua Hill, educator, was born in Tuscaloosa county, Ala., March 17, 1819; son of James and Mary Ellen (Hill) Foster; grandson of John and Elizabeth (Savidge) Foster, and of Joshua and Nancy (Collier) Hill; and great-grandson of Arthur Foster and of Lovelace Savidge.
FOSTER, Murphy James, governor of Louisiana, was born at Franklin, on the Teche, in the parish of St. Mary, La., Jan. 12, 1849; son of Thomas J. and Martha (Murphy) Foster; and grandson of Levi Foster and Zeide (Demaret) Foster, and of John and Emma (Taylor) Murphy.
FOSTER, Theodore, senator, was born in Brookfield, Mass., April 29, 1752 (o.s.); son of Jedediah and Dorothy (Dwight) Foster, and brother of Dwight Foster, representative and senator from Massachusetts in the U.S. congress.
Theodore Foster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (220 words)
He was the elder brother of Dwight Foster.
Until 1790 Foster held various positions in the government of Rhode Island.
Foster returned to public life to serve in the Rhode Island state legislature from 1812 to 1816.
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