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Reuben Foster (politician)

Reuben Foster (February 7, 1833 – October 12, 1898) was an American politician and lawyer from Maine. Foster, a Republican, served three single-year terms in the Maine House of Representatives (1866-1867; 1870) and two single-year terms in the Maine Senate (1871-1872). In 1870, he was elected House Speaker and in 1872, he was elected Senate President.

Reuben Foster
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
1866–1867
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
1870
Member of the Maine Senate
In office
1871–1872
Mayor of Waterville, Maine
In office
1888–1888
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Nathaniel Meader
Personal details
Born February 7, 1833
Bethel, Maine
Died October 12, 1898 (aged 65)
Political party Republican
Residence Waterville, Maine
Alma mater Colby College
Occupation Lawyer

In 1888, Waterville was incorporated as a city and elected Reuben Foster as its first mayor.

Foster was born in Bethel, Maine and graduated from Colby College in 1855. He practiced law in Waterville from 1858 until his death in 1898.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reuben Foster, Waterville, 1872". Maine Memory Network. Maine Historical Society. Retrieved 5 July 2016.