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.


Born in West Berkshire, Vermont, 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 in Chicago and was interred in Graceland Cemetery.

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