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  Foster, Henry D.
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NameHenry D. Foster
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born December 19, 1808
DiedOctober 16, 1880 (71 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Dec 20, 2014 06:34pm
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InfoFOSTER, Henry Donnel, (cousin of John Cabell Breckinridge), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Mercer, Mercer County, Pa., December 19, 1808; pursued classical studies; was graduated from the College of Meadville; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Greensburg, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); member of the State house of representatives in 1857 and 1858; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1860; unsuccessfully contested the election of John Covode to the Forty-first Congress; elected to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Greensburg, Pa.; moved to Irwin, Westmoreland County, Pa., in 1879 and died there October 16, 1880; interment in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Pa.

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