Enoch Foster

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Enoch Foster, Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Enoch Foster (1839–1913) was a Justice on the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine.

Enoch Foster was born in Newry, Maine on May 10, 1839 and was of Puritan Yankee ancestry. He attended Bates College (then called the Maine State Seminary). Foster enrolled at Bowdoin in 1860 and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1864 after receiving credit for time he spent in the 13th Regiment of the Maine Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War. Foster studied law at Albany Law School and passed the bar exam in New York and Maine. Governor Robie appointed Foster to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 1884. After stepping down from the Supreme Court, Foster co-founded the firm of Foster and Hersey and remained active in the Republican Party, the Freemasons, Grand Army of the Republic and Odd Fellows. Enoch Foster died in 1913 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, Maine.

He married Adeline Lowe in 1864 and Sarah Chapman in 1873 after Lowe's death in 1872. He and Chapman had one son.[1]


  1. ^ Maine: A History By Louis Clinton Hatch, (Maine Historical Society Published by The American historical society, 1919) v. 4, pg. 182 [1](accessed on Google Book Search November 20, 2008)