George Peter Foster
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George Peter Foster

George Peter Foster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 4th district

March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1905
James McAndrews
Charles S. Wharton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd district

March 4, 1899 - March 3, 1903
Hugh R. Belknap
William Warfield Wilson
Personal details
Born(1858-04-03)April 3, 1858
Dover, New Jersey
DiedNovember 11, 1928(1928-11-11) (aged 70)
Wheaton, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

George Peter Foster (April 3, 1858 – November 11, 1928) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Dover, New Jersey, Foster moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1867. He attended the public schools and the University of Chicago. He was graduated from Union College of Law at Chicago in 1882. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Chicago. He was in the Justice of the Peace for the town of South Chicago 1891-1899. He was acting police magistrate of the principal police court of the city 1893-1899.

Foster was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1899 - March 3, 1905). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904. He resumed the practice of law. He served as assistant corporation counsel of Chicago from 1912 to 1922. He retired from active pursuits in 1928 and moved to Wheaton, Illinois, where he died November 11, 1928. He was interred in Calvary Cemetery in Chicago.


  • United States Congress. "George Peter Foster (id: F000303)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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