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James William Foster

James William Foster, American association executive. Served with United States Army, 1917-1919; Member American History Association Society Preservation Maryland. Antiquities (director), American Antiquarian Society, American Association State and Local History, Baltimore Bibliophiles, Society Colonial Wars, Society Architectural Historians.

Background

  • Foster, James William was born on August 10, 1890 in Fauquier Company, Virginia, United States. Son of James Robert and Frances B. (Robinson) Foster.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University Virginia, 1912, Master of Arts, 1913.

    Career

    • Editorial staff Baltimore News, 1913-1917. Newspaper promotion and advertising. Investment securities representative, Baltimore, 1925-1931.

      Staff Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 1931-1942. Editor Maryland. History magazine, 1938-1949. Director Maryland. History Society since 1942.

      Trustee Maryland Historical Trust.

    Works

    • Editorial staff Baltimore News, 1913-1917. Newspaper promotion and advertising. Investment securities representative, Baltimore, 1925-1931.

      Staff Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 1931-1942. Editor Maryland. History magazine, 1938-1949. Director Maryland. History Society since 1942.

      Trustee Maryland Historical Trust.

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1917-1919. Member American History Association Society Preservation Maryland. Antiquities (director), American Antiquarian Society, American Association State and Local History, Baltimore Bibliophiles, Society Colonial Wars, Society Architectural Historians.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Madison Brown, November 17, 1917. Children: James William, Ellen Fassitt.
    • father: James Robert Foster
    • mother: Frances B. (Robinson) Foster
    • spouse: Dorothy Madison Brown
    • children: James William Foster
    • Ellen Fassitt Foster
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    Born August 10, 1890
    Died April 30, 1962
    (aged 71)
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