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Frank Herbert FOSS

(1865-1947)

FOSS, Frank Herbert, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, September 20, 1865; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Kent Hill (Maine) Seminary in 1886; moved to Fitchburg, Mass., in 1893; member of a firm engaged as general contractors in the construction of industrial plants, and also interested in banking; member of the Fitchburg city council 1906-1912; water commissioner 1913-1915; mayor of Fitchburg 1917-1920; member of the Republican State committee 1915-1946, and served as chairman 1921-1924; delegate to the Republican State conventions from 1915 to 1946; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; resumed management in the contracting business and resided in Fitchburg, Mass., until his death there on February 15, 1947; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

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