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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 
    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.

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