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James William Foster

association executive.

James William Foster, American association executive. Served with United States Army, 1917-1919; Member American History Association Society Preservation Maryland. Antiquities (director), American Antiquarian Society, American Association State and Local History, Baltimore Bibliophiles, Society Colonial Wars, Society Architectural Historians.

Background

Foster, James William was born on August 10, 1890 in Fauquier Company, Virginia, United States. Son of James Robert and Frances B. (Robinson) Foster.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Virginia, 1912, Master of Arts, 1913.

Career

Editorial staff Baltimore News, 1913-1917. Newspaper promotion and advertising. Investment securities representative, Baltimore, 1925-1931.

Staff Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 1931-1942. Editor Maryland. History magazine, 1938-1949. Director Maryland. History Society since 1942.

Trustee Maryland Historical Trust.

Works

  • Editorial staff Baltimore News, 1913-1917. Newspaper promotion and advertising. Investment securities representative, Baltimore, 1925-1931.

    Staff Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 1931-1942. Editor Maryland. History magazine, 1938-1949. Director Maryland. History Society since 1942.

    Trustee Maryland Historical Trust.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1917-1919. Member American History Association Society Preservation Maryland. Antiquities (director), American Antiquarian Society, American Association State and Local History, Baltimore Bibliophiles, Society Colonial Wars, Society Architectural Historians.

Connections

Married Dorothy Madison Brown, November 17, 1917. Children: James William, Ellen Fassitt.

father:
James Robert Foster

mother:
Frances B. (Robinson) Foster

spouse:
Dorothy Madison Brown

children:
James William Foster

Ellen Fassitt Foster