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George Peter FOSTER

(1858-1928)

FOSTER, George Peter, a Representative from Illinois; born in Dover, Morris County, N.J., April 3, 1858; moved to Chicago in 1867; attended the public schools and the University of Chicago; was graduated from Union College of Law at Chicago in 1882; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; justice of the peace for the town of South Chicago 1891-1899; acting police magistrate of the principal police court of the city 1893-1899; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904; resumed the practice of law; assistant corporation counsel of Chicago, Ill., 1912-1922; retired from active pursuits in 1928 and moved to Wheaton, Ill., where he died November 11, 1928; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

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

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