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David Johnson Foster

David Johnson Foster, American congressman. member Vt; member 57th to 62d Congresses (1901-1913), 1st Vt.


  • Foster, David Johnson was born on June 27, 1857 in Barnet, Vermont, United States. Son of Jacob Prentiss and Matilda (Cahoon) Foster.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1880.


    • Admitted to bar, 1883, and began practice at Burlington, Vermont State’s attorney, Chittenden Company, Vermont, 1886-1890. Member Vermont Senate, 1892-1894. Commissioner state taxes, 1894-1898.

      Chairman Board R.R. Commissioners, 1898-1900. Member 57th to 62d Congresses (1901-1913), 1st Vermont District.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member Vt; member 57th to 62d Congresses (1901-1913), 1st Vt.


    • Married Mabel M. Allen, October 4, 1883.
    • father: Jacob Prentiss Foster
    • mother: Matilda (Cahoon) Foster
    • spouse: Mabel M. Allen
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    Born June 27, 1857
    Died March 21, 1912
    (aged 54)