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Government official , business executive

William Chapman Foster, business executive, government official. Decorated United States Medal for Merit; recipient commendations for civilian service from War Department Defense, Distinguished Honor award Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1969. Member Arms Control Association (chairman board until 1981), Business Council (honorary). Served with United States Army, World War I.


Foster, William Chapman was born on April 27, 1897 in Westfield, New Jersey, United States. Son of Jed S. and Anna Louise (Chapman) Foster.


Student, Mass.


Officer, dir; president Mfg. Chemists Association, Inc., 1953-1955. Director of United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1961-1969.

Chief of United States representative 18th Nation Disarmament Conf. Delegate United Nations, 1964-1966, 68. Director of purchases division Army Services Forces and special.


Served with United States Army, World War I. Clubs: Metropolitan (Washington), Cosmos (Washington), Chevy Chase (Washington).


Married Beulah Robinson, May 9, 1925.

Jed S. Foster

Anna Louise (Chapman) Foster

Beulah Robinson