Cassius Gaius Foster

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Cassius Gaius Foster (June 22, 1837 – June 21, 1899) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Webster, New York, Foster read law to enter the bar in 1859. He was in private practice in Rochester, New York in 1859, and in Atchison, Kansas from 1859 to 1863. He was a member of the Kansas State Senate from 1863 to 1864, returning to private practice in Atchison from 1864 to 1867. He then served as Mayor of Atchison in 1867, returning to private practice in 1868 where he continued through 1874.

On March 9, 1874, Foster was nominated by President Ulysses Grant to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Kansas vacated by Mark Delahay. Foster was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 10, 1874, and received his commission the same day. Foster's served in that capacity until his retirement on February 28, 1899.

He died in Topeka, Kansas.

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Preceded by
Mark W. Delahay
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas
1874–1899
Succeeded by
William Cather Hook