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mining engineer

Robert Arnold Foster, American mining engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Xi.; Mason (33 degree honorary, Shriner).

Background

Foster, Robert Arnold was born on January 19, 1877 in Sacramento, California, United States. Son of John Curry and Mary Starkweather (Patterson) Foster.

Education

Bachelor of Science, College of Mines, University of California, 1898.

Career

Const. engineer, Arizona Copper Limited company, Clifton, Arizona, 1898-1901. Chief engineer and general manager Mining Corporation, Ltd., Portland, Oregon, 1901-1903. President Alaska-Peninsular Coal & Coke Company, 1903-1910.

President Lewiston-Clarkston Improvement Company, 1913-1931. President Mexican Coal & Coke Company.

Membership

Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Xi. Mason (33 degree honorary, Shriner). Clubs: University, Mexico City.

Connections

Married Katherine Lucretia Fairchild, of Canton, O., August 3, 1901. Children: Lucretia Mary, Katherine Wilhelmenia.

father:
John Curry Foster

mother:
Mary Starkweather (Patterson) Foster

spouse:
Katherine Lucretia Fairchild

children:
Lucretia Mary Foster

Katherine Wilhelmenia Foster