He was the son of Nicoll Fosdick (1750–1821) and Abigail (Eldredge) Fosdick (1761–1809). He completed preparatory studies. He removed to Norway, New York and engaged in mercantile pursuits.
Fosdick was elected as an Adams man to the 19th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1825, to March 3, 1827.
He returned to New London in 1843. He was Collector of Customs at the Port of New London from 1849 to 1853.
He was buried at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in New London.
- Nicoll Fosdick at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 71, 81, 193f, 274, 321, 325; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- History of New London, Connecticut by Francis Caulkins (page 649)
- Fosdick genealogy at Ancestry.com
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Egbert Ten Eyck,
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Silas Wright, Jr.,