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George Edmund Foss

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George Edmund Foss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1919
Preceded byCharles M. Thomson
Succeeded byCarl R. Chindblom
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913
Preceded byGeorge W. Prince
Succeeded byCharles M. Thomson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903
Preceded byThomas J. Henderson
Succeeded byPhilip Knopf
Personal details
Born(1863-07-02)July 2, 1863
Berkshire, Vermont
DiedMarch 15, 1936(1936-03-15) (aged 72)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyRepublican

George Edmund Foss (July 2, 1863 – March 15, 1936) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois. He was a brother of Eugene Noble Foss.

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Life and career

Foss was born on July 2, 1863 in Berkshire, Vermont. He was a brother of Eugene Noble Foss. Foss attended the common schools, and graduated from Harvard University in 1885.

He attended Columbia Law School and the School of Political Science at Columbia University in New York City. In 1889 he graduated from Union College of Law at Chicago, Illinois, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Chicago.

Foss was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1913). He served as chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs (Fifty-sixth through Sixty-first Congresses).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1912. Foss was elected to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1919).

He was not a candidate for renomination to Congress in 1918, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate. He resumed the practice of law. He was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress.

He died on March 15, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois and was interred in Graceland Cemetery.

See also


  • United States Congress. "George Edmund Foss (id: F000295)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas J. Henderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Philip Knopf
Preceded by
George W. Prince
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles M. Thomson
Preceded by
Charles M. Thomson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Carl R. Chindblom

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

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