Richard Foster (Alaska politician)
|Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 39th district
(23rd district 1989–1993,
38th district 1993–2003)
January 9, 1989 – October 13, 2009
|Preceded by||Henry Springer|
|Succeeded by||Neal Foster|
August 9, 1946|
|Died||October 13, 2009
|Children||Neal, Jimmy, Myria, Justin, Tiffany, Richard, Nathan, Ramsey, Chandler
(born between 1972 and 1989)
|Alma mater||University of Alaska|
|Occupation||Air taxi operator|
Neal Richard Foster (August 9, 1946 – October 13, 2009) was a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing various districts centered on Nome, Alaska from 1989 until his death. Though a Democrat, he frequently caucused with the Republicans and served for a period of time as the Majority Whip.
At the time of his death, he was the second longest-serving member in the history of the Alaska House, behind Carl Moses, who also represented western Alaska (Max Gruenberg surpassed his tenure in October 2015). He was also a second-generation member of the Alaska Legislature; his father, Neal W. "Willie" Foster (1916-1979), served one term apiece in the Alaska Senate representing Nome before and following statehood.
- Per Social Security Death Index search on Rootsweb. Retrieved November 12, 2010
- "Longtime Nome legislator Richard Foster dies in Seattle". Anchorage Daily News. 2009-10-14.
- Alaska State Legislature - Representative Richard Foster
- Project Vote Smart - Representative Richard Foster (AK) profile
- Follow the Money - Richard Foster
- Richard Foster at 100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
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