George Green Foster

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The Hon.
George Green Foster
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George Green Foster in Canadian men of affairs in cartoon, 1922
Senator for Alma, Quebec
In office
July 27, 1917 – May 1, 1931
Appointed by Robert Borden
Preceded by Robert Mackay
Succeeded by Charles Ballantyne
Personal details
Born (1860-01-21)January 21, 1860
Knowlton, Canada East
Died May 1, 1931(1931-05-01) (aged 71)
Political party Conservative
Children George Buchanan Foster

George Green Foster (January 21, 1860 – May 1, 1931) was a Canadian lawyer and politician.

Born in Knowlton, Canada East, the son of Samuel E. Foster and Ellen Green, Foster was educated at Knowlton Academy and McGill University (B.C.L., 1881). He was called to the Quebec bar in 1881 and was created a Queen's Counsel in 1896. His son George Buchanan Foster was a World War I flying ace.

Foster was the Conservative candidate in Brome in the 1896 federal election but was defeated by Liberal Sydney A. Fisher.

He was summoned to the Senate of Canada in 1917 on the advice of Conservative Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden and served until his death in 1931.[1]


  1. ^ "George Greene Foster". The Quebec History Encyclopedia. 

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