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Bernard Augustus Foster, American lawyer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Army Commendation medal with oak leaf cluster; recipient Alumni Achievement award George Washington University, 1946. Served from Second lieutenant lieutenant colonel, Army of the United States, 1942-1946; Fellow American Bar Foundation; member American (chairman natural gas committee 1954-1955.


Foster, Bernard Augustus was born on August 30, 1909 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. Son of Bernard A. and Lillie Harris (Veazey) Foster.


Bachelor of Arts with distinction, Wofford College, 1931. Juris Doctor cum laude, George Washington University, 1937.


In English, Kershaw (South Carolina.) School. Law clk Petroleum Administration Board, 1933-1935. Admitted South Carolina. bar, 1936, District of Columbia Bar, 1937, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar 1941, Maryland. bar, 1954.

Chief mediation division Public Works Administration, 1936-1941. Senior attorney Federal Trade Commission, 1941-1942. Special counsel Federal Power Commission, 1946-1950, assistant general counsel, chief natural gas division, 1951-1953.

General counsel President’s Water Resources Policy Commission, 1950-1951. Member firm Ross, Marsh & Foster, Washington, 1953-1968. Lecturer Southwestern Legal Foundation, 1965.

Public member Administrative Conference United States, also Chairman of Commission on personnel, 1968. Trustee Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.


  • Other Work

    • Editor George Washington Law Review, 1936-1937. Author: (with others) Water Resources Law, 1950.


Served from Second lieutenant lieutenant colonel, Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American (chairman natural gas committee 1954-1955.

Clubs: Army-Navy, Lawyers (Washington).


Married Cecile Bernice Harrington, September 25, 1937. Children: Carolyn Cecile (Mistress Michael A. Meredith), and Bernard Augustus III. Instructor.

Bernard A. Foster

Lillie Harris (Veazey) Foster

Cecile Bernice Harrington

Carolyn Cecile Foster (Mistress Michael A. Meredith)

and Bernard Augustus III. Instr Foster