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  Foster, Dwight
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NameDwight Foster
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Born December 07, 1757
DiedApril 29, 1823 (65 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Apr 15, 2011 01:26am
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InfoFOSTER, Dwight, (brother of Theodore Foster), a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Brookfield, Worcester County, Mass., December 7, 1757; completed preparatory studies and graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1774; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1778 and commenced practice in Providence, R.I.; justice of the peace for Worcester County 1781-1823; special justice of the court of common pleas 1792; sheriff of Worcester County 1792; member, State house of representatives 1791-1792; elected to the Third and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1793, to June 6, 1800, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Claims (Fourth through Sixth Congresses); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1799; elected to the United States Senate as a Federalist to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel Dexter and served from June 6, 1800, to March 2, 1803, when he resigned; chief justice of the court of common pleas 1801-1811; member, State house of representatives 1808-1809; member of the Governor’s council and held other state and local offices; died in Brookfield, Mass., April 29, 1823; interment in Brookfield Cemetery.


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  06/05/1800 MA US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1798 MA - 4th Western Won 80.55% (+61.39%)
  11/07/1796 MA - 4th Western Won 80.39% (+61.29%)
  11/03/1794 MA - 4th Western Won 50.84% (+4.73%)
  04/01/1793 MA District 2 - 3rd Trial Won 55.33% (+10.66%)
  01/14/1793 MA District 2 - 2nd Trial Lost 25.12% (-10.26%)
  11/02/1792 MA District 2 - Hampshire - 1st Trial Lost 3.37% (-36.80%)
  11/02/1792 MA Presidential Elector - District 02 Won 6.61% (-20.40%)
  11/02/1792 MA District 2 - Worcester Lost 2.52% (-61.89%)
  11/02/1792 MA District 2 - 1st Trial Lost 2.96% (-32.89%)
  10/04/1790 MA District 7 - 1st Trial Lost 0.49% (-35.14%)
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