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Frank Herbert Foss (b. Augusta, Maine, September 20, 1865 – d. Fitchburg, Massachusetts, February 15, 1947) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts.

Frank Herbert Foss
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1925 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byCalvin Paige
Succeeded byJoseph E. Casey
Chairperson of the Massachusetts Republican Party
In office
Preceded byFrank B. Hall
Succeeded byFrancis Prescott
Personal details
BornSeptember 20, 1865
Augusta, Maine
DiedFebruary 15, 1947(1947-02-15) (aged 81)
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican

He attended public schools in Augusta, Maine and graduated from Kent Hill (Maine) Seminary in 1886. He moved to Fitchburg in 1893.

Foss was a member of the Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers International Union of America Union, number 19, until 1895 when he took out an honorable withdrawal card and became a general contractor[1] engaged in the construction of industrial plants.

He was a member of the Fitchburg city council (1906–1912); water commissioner (1913–1915); mayor of Fitchburg (1917–1920); member of the Republican State committee (1915–1946), and served as chairman (1921–1924).

He was a delegate to every Republican State Convention held between 1915 and 1946. He was elected as a Republican to the 69th Congress and the following four Congresses (March 4, 1925 - January 3, 1935). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the 74th Congress, and resumed management in the contracting business.

He resided in Fitchburg until his death there on February 15, 1947, aged 81; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.


  1. ^ The Bricklayer, mason and plasterer VOL. X No. 1, Indianapolis, IN: Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers International Union of America, December 1916, p. 251.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank B. Hall
Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee
Succeeded by
Francis Prescott
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Calvin D. Paige
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1925 - January 3, 1935
Succeeded by
Joseph E. Casey