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Hon. George Edmund Foss[1]

Male 1863 - 1936  (72 years)


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  • Name George Edmund Foss  [2, 3
    Prefix Hon. 
    Born 2 Jul 1863  West Berkshire, Franklin Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Mar 1936  Chicago, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Graceland Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7124  Main
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2006 

    Father George Edmund Foss,   b. 1 Jun 1831, Derby, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1912, Berkshire, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Marcia Cordelia Noble,   b. 8 Jan 1835, St. Albans, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Feb 1856  Franklin, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F2697  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jul 1863 - West Berkshire, Franklin Co., VT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Mar 1936 - Chicago, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Graceland Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From "Boiographical Directory of the United States Congress":

      "FOSS, George Edmund, (brother of Eugene Noble Foss), a Representative from Illinois; born in West Berkshire, Franklin County, Vt., July 2, 1863; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Harvard University in 1885; attended Columbia Law School and the School of Political Science in New York City; was graduated from Union College of Law at Chicago, Ill., in 1889; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Chicago; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Fifty-sixth through Sixty-first Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912; elected to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); was not a candidate for renomination in 1918, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; died in Chicago, Ill., March 15, 1936; interment in Graceland Cemetery." [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S948] Ancestry OneWorldTree, (Ancestry.com), http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=43499842&st=1 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1308] Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, (http://www.bioguide.congress.gov), http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000295 (Reliability: 0).