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Dwight Foster

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Death: Died
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Son of Judge Jedediah Foster and Dorothy Foster
Husband of Rebecca Foster
Father of Alfred Dwight Foster and Lydia Stiles Foster
Brother of Theodore Foster, U.S. Senator; Theophilus Foster; Abigail Foster and Peregrine Foster

Occupation: a chief justice of Worcester County, Mass., a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, the Massachusetts Legislature, and the Massachusetts Executive Council, and was a U.S. senator serving as a Federalist from 1800 to 1803
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About Dwight Foster, Judge & U.S. Senator

[following downloaded 2009 from http://www.masshist.org/findingaids/doc.cfm?fa=fa0213]

Judge Dwight Foster (1757-1823) was a chief justice of Worcester County, Mass., a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, the Massachusetts Legislature, and the Massachusetts Executive Council, and was a U.S. senator serving as a Federalist from 1800 to 1803. He married Rebecca Faulkner and his children were Lydia Stiles and Alfred Dwight Foster (1800-1852).

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_Foster_(1757%E2%80%931823)

Dwight Foster (December 7, 1757 – April 29, 1823) was an American lawyer and politician from Brookfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (the former name of Brown University) at Providence in 1774.


He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and represented Massachusetts in both the United States House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.


Foster died in Brookfield, aged 65, and is buried in Brookfield Cemetery.


He was the brother of US Senator Theodore Foster, and was the grandfather and namesake of Dwight Foster MA.

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