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Radio broadcasting executive

John Clayton Foster, American radio broadcasting executive. Recipient Man of Year award Habersham County Chamber of C., 1987, Citizen of Year award Woodmen of World, Senator of Year Georgia Federation Women's Clubs, 1985, Annual Education Leadership award Southern Eastern Council Elementary Schools; named one of Georgia's 100 Most Influential People in Education, Georgia Trend.


Foster, John Clayton was born on April 1, 1935 in Cornelia, Georgia, United States. Son of Haskell Callaway and Essie Mae (Purcell) Foster.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Piedmont College, 1969. DLL (honorary), Piedmont College, 1990.


Radio broadcasting executive, Sandersville, Georgia, 1956-1960;radio broadcasting executive, Habersham Broadcasting Company, Cornelia, Georgia, since 1960. Director Regionsl Bank, Cornelia. Board of trustees Piedmont College.


Member Georgia Senate, 1975-1992, committee assignments: education chairman, appropriations, corrections secretary, agriculture. Member subcommittee: continuation, appropriations, probation, pardons & paroles, corrections. Chairman Georgia Baptist Education Commission, 1998.

Member Atlanta Organizing Committee, member of advisory board Southern Regional Education Board, Commissioner Education communications of States, Education Com of National Association State Legislation. Board directors Hobeasham Medical Center. Member Georgia Board Corrections, since 1997.

With United States Army. Member Rotary (past president).


Married Bobbie Helen Carpenter, March 23, 1958. Children: John Clayton Junior, David Carpenter.

Haskell Callaway Foster

Essie Mae (Purcell) Foster

Bobbie Helen Carpenter

John Clayton Junior Foster

David Carpenter Foster