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Nathaniel Greene FOSTER

(1809-1869)

FOSTER, Nathaniel Greene, a Representative from Georgia; born near Madison, Greene (now Morgan) County, Ga., on August 25, 1809; attended private schools, and was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1830; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Madison, Ga.; captain of a company in the Seminole War; elected solicitor general of the Ocmulgee circuit and served from March 3, 1838, to October 3, 1840, when he resigned; member of the State house of representatives in 1840; served in the State senate 1841-1843 and again in 1851 and 1852; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); affiliated with the Democratic Party; pastor of the Baptist Church at Madison 1855-1869; elected judge of the Ocmulgee circuit and served from September 30, 1867, until his resignation in 1868 on account of ill health; died in Madison, Ga., October 19, 1869; interment in Madison Cemetery.

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

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