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also known as George William Foster

physicist , representative

Bill Foster, former United States Representative from Illinois, physicist. Achievements include particle accelerator designer Fermilab Antiproton Recycler Ring; integrated circuit designer High Speed Phototomultiplier Digitizer. Board directors Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, 1996-2001. Fellow American Physical Society.

Background

Foster, Bill was born on October 7, 1955 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of George William and Jeanette Raymond Foster.

Education

Bachelor in Physics, University Wisconsin, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1983.

Career

Founder, Chief Executive Officer Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc., Middleton, Wisconsin, 1976-1979. Research physicist Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, 1984—2006. Member United States Congress from 14th Illinois District, Washington, 2008—2011.

Board directors Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc., Middleton.

Achievements

  • Achievements include particle accelerator designer Fermilab Antiproton Recycler Ring. Integrated circuit designer High Speed Phototomultiplier Digitizer.

Membership

Board directors Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, 1996-2001. Fellow American Physical Society.

Connections

Married Ann Christine Oswall, March 31, 1983 (divorced October 1996). Children: George Billy, Christine.

father:
George William

mother:
Jeanette Raymond Foster

spouse:
Ann Christine Oswall

children:
Christine Foster

George Billy Foster