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Robert Arnold Foster

Robert Arnold Foster, American mining engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Xi.; Mason (33 degree honorary, Shriner).

Background

  • Foster, Robert Arnold was born on January 19, 1877 in Sacramento, California, United States. Son of John Curry and Mary Starkweather (Patterson) Foster.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, College of Mines, University of California, 1898.

    Career

    • Const. engineer, Arizona Copper Limited company, Clifton, Arizona, 1898-1901. Chief engineer and general manager Mining Corporation, Ltd., Portland, Oregon, 1901-1903. President Alaska-Peninsular Coal & Coke Company, 1903-1910.

      President Lewiston-Clarkston Improvement Company, 1913-1931. President Mexican Coal & Coke Company.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Xi. Mason (33 degree honorary, Shriner). Clubs: University, Mexico City.

    Connections

    • Married Katherine Lucretia Fairchild, of Canton, O., August 3, 1901. Children: Lucretia Mary, Katherine Wilhelmenia.
    • father: John Curry Foster
    • mother: Mary Starkweather (Patterson) Foster
    • spouse: Katherine Lucretia Fairchild
    • children: Lucretia Mary Foster
    • Katherine Wilhelmenia Foster
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