Israel Moore Foster
1921 or 1922
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 10th district
March 4, 1919 - March 3, 1925
|Robert M. Switzer|
|Thomas A. Jenkins|
|Born||January 12, 1873|
|Died||June 10, 1950 (aged 77)|
|Resting place||Rock Creek Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Ohio University|
Harvard Law School
Ohio State University College of Law
Born in Athens, Ohio, Foster attended the public schools, and graduated from the Ohio University at Athens in 1895. He studied law at the Harvard Law School in 1895 and 1896, and graduated from the Ohio State Law School in 1898, commencing practice the same year in Athens, Ohio.
He served as prosecuting attorney of Athens County from 1902 to 1910. He served as member and secretary of the board of trustees of the Ohio University for twenty-four years, and was Secretary of the Republican State central committee in 1912. After graduating from the Ohio University in 1895, he studied law at the Harvard Law School in 1895 and 1896 before graduating from the Ohio State University College of Law in 1898.
He practiced law in Athens and became the prosecuting attorney of Athens County from 1902 to 1910. He also served as a member and secretary of the board of trustees of Ohio University for 24 years and was secretary of the Republican State Central Committee in 1912.
Foster was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh, and Sixty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1919 – March 4, 1925). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1924. While in Congress, he is best known for proposing the Child Labor Amendment to the United States Constitution.
After serving in Congress, he was appointed a commissioner of the court of claims on April 1, 1925, and served until April 1, 1942, when he retired. He died in Washington, D.C. and is buried in Washington D.C.'s Rock Creek Cemetery.
He has a residence hall at Ohio University named after him, located on South Green. Ohio University administration plans on demolishing it in 2014.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.