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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 byPosition created
Succeeded byNathaniel Meader
Personal details
BornFebruary 7, 1833
Bethel, Maine
DiedOctober 12, 1898 (aged 65)
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceWaterville, Maine
Alma materColby College
OccupationLawyer

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.