12/19/1808 - 10/16/1880

FOSTER, Henry Donnel, a Representative from Fayette and Westmoreland Counties; born, December 19, 1808 in Mercer, Mercer County, Pa.; attended, Meadville Academy; lawyer (1829-1880); elected, United States Congress (1843-1847, 1871-1873); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1857 and 1858 terms; unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1858, 1866, 1868, 1872); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Governor (1860); died, October 16, 1880 in Irwin, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Old Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Congressional Biography

After 2 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Henry D. Foster went on to serve in congress

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