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FOSKETT, Herbert I.


Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 1/19/2005 at 06:08:40

Herbert I. Foskett
Senator from Seventh district, composed of Page and Fremont counties. Born in Henry county, Illinois, near Kewanee, December 11, 1861, of New England parentage. Attended grade schools in Illinois and high school in Sacramento, California. Returning to Iowa in 1878 he worked in stores and post office until 1883, when he became cashier of the Commercial bank in Essex, Iowa. In 1885 he removed to Shenandoah and engaged in the farm loan business, the firm name being Webster and Foskett. This firm was succeeded later by the present firm of Foskett and Nye. In 1901 he was elected president of the Commercial Savings Bank of Shenandoah, which was later changed to a national bank and in 1910 consolidated with the Shenandoah National bank, of which he has since been vice president. He was married in 1893 to Miss May Tucker. Elected senator in 1914 and 1918. Republican in politics.

-source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Biographies of State Senators, pg. 324

-transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall (not related to subject)


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