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JAMES FOSTER


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1899-1900 Republican
1901-1902 Republican
 Counties   Montour

Biography

03/18/1842 - 01/24/1911

FOSTER, James, a Representative from Montour County; born in Londonderry, Ireland, March 18, 1842; private, Company A, 132nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1862, Civil War); first lieutenant, 194th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1862-1865, Civil War); sergeant, 214th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1865-1866, Civil War); employed, rolling mills; secretary and superintendent, Danville Water Works; secretary, treasurer and general manager, Danville Stove and Manufacturing Company; founder, Greenback Record newspaper; elected, chief burgess, Danville; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1899 and 1901 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1903 term; elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1904); chair, Montour County Republican Committee; died, January 24, 1911 in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey; interred, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania.