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Henry A. Foster

Henry Allen Foster
United States Senator
from New York
In office
November 30, 1844 – January 27, 1845
Preceded by Silas Wright
Succeeded by John A. Dix
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Preceded by Rutger B. Miller
Succeeded by David P. Brewster
Personal details
Born (1800-05-07)May 7, 1800
Hartford, Connecticut
Died May 11, 1889(1889-05-11) (aged 89)
Rome, New York
Political party Democratic

Henry Allen Foster (May 7, 1800 – May 11, 1889) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was a United States Senator from 1844 to 1845.


1848 caricature cartoon on the U.S. presidential race, featuring Henry Foster as a piglet

His family moved to Cazenovia, New York when he was a boy. He was admitted to the bar in 1822, and commenced practice in Rome, NY.

He was Surrogate of Oneida County from 1827 to 1831, and from 1835 to 1839, and Supervisor of the Town of Rome from 1829 to 1830, and from 1833 to 1834. He was a member of the New York State Senate (5th District) from 1831 to 1834, and from 1841 to 1844, sitting in the 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th, 64th, 65th, 66th and 67th New York State Legislatures.

Foster was elected as a Democrat to the 25th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1837, to March 4, 1839. Afterwards, he resumed the practice of law in Rome, NY. He was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Silas Wright, and

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