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Israel Moore FOSTER

(1873-1950)

FOSTER, Israel Moore, a Representative from Ohio; born in Athens, Athens County, Ohio, January 12, 1873; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the Ohio University at Athens in 1895; studied law at the Harvard Law School in 1895 and 1896; was graduated from the Ohio State Law School in 1898 and commenced practice the same year in Athens, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Athens County 1902-1910; member and secretary of the board of trustees of the Ohio University twenty-four years; secretary of the Republican State central committee in 1912; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh, and Sixty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1924; appointed a commissioner of the court of claims April 1, 1925, and served until April 1, 1942, when he retired; died in Washington, D.C., June 10, 1950; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery.

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

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