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Douglas Taylor Foster

Douglas Taylor Foster, American lawyer, investor. Achievements include succesful defense of cable television license, Lake of the Pines Development, Northern California, involving first judicial interpretation and ruling under the Cable television Act of 1984 in the United States District Court (eastern district) California, 1986.

Background

  • Foster, Douglas Taylor was born on October 30, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of James Taylor Foster and Irene Eve Ericksen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economic and Business, University Washington, 1950. Juris Doctor, Stanford University, 1956.

    Career

    • From associate to partner Farrand, Fisher & Farrand, Los Angeles, 1956-1966. Legal counsel McClatchy Newspapers and Broadcasting, Sacramento, 1967-1981. Partner Diepenbrock, Wulff, Plant & Hannegan, 1981-1984.

      Private practice, from 1985. Secretary business and corporation section Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1966.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1957, United States District Court (southern district) California 1957, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1959, United States District Court (northern district) California 1969, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971, United States District Court (eastern district) California 1985. Achievements include succesful defense of cable television license, Lake of the Pines Development, Northern California, involving first judicial interpretation and ruling under the Cable television Act of 1984 in the United States District Court (eastern district) California, 1986.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Candidate Los Angeles County Republican Central Committee, San Marino, California, 1965. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1950-1953, Korean War. Member American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, California State Bar, Sacramento County Bar Association, California Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, Capital City Trial Lawyers Corporation, Consumer Attorneys of Sacramento County, Rotary Club Arden-Arcade, Seattle Yacht Club, Sacramento Yacht Club, Sutter Club, American Trial Lawyers American.

    Connections

    • Married Nita Burt Peterson, July 3, 1951 (divorced May, 1975). Children: Jane Taylor Dickson, Stephanie Foster Abram.
    • father: James Taylor Foster
    • mother: Irene Eve Ericksen
    • spouse: Nita Burt Peterson
    • children: Jane Taylor Dickson Foster
    • Stephanie Foster Abram Foster
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    Died October 30, 2004
    (aged 77)
    Nationality
    • 1950
      University Washington
    • 1956
      Stanford University
    • 1956 - 1966
      From associate, to partner Farrand
    • 1967 - 1981
      legal counsel, McClatchy Newspapers and Broadcasting
      Sacramento, California, United States
    • 1981 - 1984
      partner, Diepenbrock