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us: Foster, Dwight, 1757-1823


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1757-12-07
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1823-04-29
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Brookfield (Mass. : Town)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Brookfield (Mass. : Town)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Brown University
        • Affiliation End: 1774
    • Organization

        (naf) Brown University
    • Affiliation End

        1774
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives
        • Affiliation Start: 1791
        • Affiliation End: 1792
    • Organization

        (naf) Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives
    • Affiliation Start

        1791
    • Affiliation End

        1792
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Affiliation Start: 1793
        • Affiliation End: 1800
    • Organization

        (naf) United States. Congress. House
    • Affiliation Start

        1793
    • Affiliation End

        1800
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Federal Party (U.S.)
    • Organization

        (naf) Federal Party (U.S.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1800
        • Affiliation End: 1803
    • Organization

        (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
    • Affiliation Start

        1800
    • Affiliation End

        1803
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives
        • Affiliation Start: 1808
        • Affiliation End: 1809
    • Organization

        (naf) Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives
    • Affiliation Start

        1808
    • Affiliation End

        1809
    • Associated Language

        eng
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  • Sources

    • found: His Mr. Dwight Foster's motion, 1798.
    • found: MWA/NAIP files (hdg.: Foster, Dwight, 1757-1823; note: grad. Brown, 1774; Providence lawyer; Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, Worchester County, Mass.; Sheriff, Worcester County, Mass.; Member Mass. House; member U.S. House and Senate)
    • found: Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, Feb. 2, 2016 (Foster, Dwight, (brother of Theodore Foster), a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Brookfield, Worcester County, Mass., December 7, 1757; completed preparatory studies and graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1774; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1778 and commenced practice in Providence, R.I.; justice of the peace for Worcester County 1781-1823; special justice of the court of common pleas 1792; sheriff of Worcester County 1792; member, State house of representatives 1791-1792; elected to the Third and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1793, to June 6, 1800, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Claims (Fourth through Sixth Congresses); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1799; elected to the United States Senate as a Federalist to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel Dexter and served from June 6, 1800, to March 2, 1803, when he resigned; chief justice of the court of common pleas 1801-1811; member, State house of representatives 1808-1809; member of the Governor's council and held other state and local offices; died in Brookfield, Mass., April 29, 1823; interment in Brookfield Cemetery)
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