FOSTER, John Hopkins, (1862 - 1917)


FOSTER, John Hopkins, a Representative from Indiana; born in Evansville, Vanderburg County, Ind., January 31, 1862; attended the common schools of his native city and was graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1882 and from the law department of Columbian University (now George Washington University), Washington, D.C., in 1884; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced the practice of his profession in Evansville, Ind.; member of the State house of representatives in 1893; judge of the superior court of Vanderburg County 1896-1905; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James A. Hemenway; reelected to the Sixtieth Congress and served from May 16, 1905, to March 3, 1909; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in Evansville, Ind., where he died September 5, 1917; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.