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John Watson Foster

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Mr. Joilin Wat son Foster was boru lm Evansvi'.le. Ind.. in 1834 and er.tered upon liis studies, both prepavctory and classic, in Bloomington Un:-1 versíty fröra wïi,ich lie gr&duated in 1855, He then spent one year iu t!e law school at Harvard, receivei! his degree and was admjtted to the bar oï Evamsvillc. C'Cimmene:ag practice witli ex-GoTewuor Baker, he rcmaimfed lin bis native town until the outbreaklof tlit rebellion, whcn he aceepted Itlie appoJntment oí major iu tlK 2."t!i Indiana Infantry. He par1:t;'ipatod;iin the battl-es of Fort Done son, ÈMlöh, CorJnth, Holly SpringF, Kinoxvii'l, if.'iirabcrlaiKl Gap, Murfree.'boro, Bean Statiooi and Nashvillei At th close of the war in addition to liip practice of law, Colonel Foste engaged 'im journalism, assuming the "V. :.- i"[ :'': !'-!' "Evftinsville Jonrniil' in 18(59. He was appoimted poetniaster of that erty and tiren eommenc edlïis politkal eareer. He was chairman of t'he repu'blk-a.n state eommitted and imanaged the affairs so weü tivat. while Heodrit-ks was elected sovcinor in Otober, tlne electoral vote oí the state was eaat for (irant a manth later. Thiis success ld to hls) appoJntment as minister to Mexico iu 1873. He did suslt service in tliai ooiMrtiry th'at after his re-appointmen by President Hayes, was promotei mimister to Ruissia in 1880, whieli position lie lield until Xovember 1881, when he resigiied beeatsgê of urgent private ibustoesa in this country.


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