George Edmund Foss

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Not to be confused with George Foss, British physician, who treated for some time Michael Dillon, the first female-to-male transsexual to undergo phalloplasty; see Michael Dillon for details.
George Edmund Foss

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

Biography[edit]

He 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.

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References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas J. Henderson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th congressional district

1895-1903
Succeeded by
Philip Knopf
Preceded by
George W. Prince
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

1903-1913
Succeeded by
Charles M. Thomson
Preceded by
Charles M. Thomson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

1915-1919
Succeeded by
Carl R. Chindblom

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