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Stephen Clark Foster (Maine)

Stephen Clark Foster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 6th district
Preceded by Thomas J. D. Fuller
Succeeded by Frederick A. Pike
Member of the
Maine House of Representatives
President of the
Maine State Senate
Member of the
Maine State House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born December 24, 1799
Machias, Maine
Died October 5, 1872
Pembroke, Maine
Resting place Forest Hill Cemetery
Profession Shipbuilder

Stephen Clark Foster (December 24, 1799-October 5, 1872) was a United States Representative from Maine. He was born in Machias. He attended the common schools, learned the blacksmith’s trade and subsequently became a shipbuilder.

He was elected as a member of the Maine State House of Representatives 1834–1837, elected as a member of the Maine State Senate in 1840, and serving as its president, and again elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1847. He was elected as a Republican to the 35th and 36th United States Congress (March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861).

He was a member of the Peace Convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending US Civil War. He died in Pembroke, Maine on October 5, 1872. His interment is in Forest Hill Cemetery.


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