Foster, Eleazar Kingsbury - from United States
Country of meeting: in the year 1834
Lawyer and politician. Foster graduated from Yale in 1834. He studied law in the Yale Law School, was admitted to the bar in March, 1837, and settled in practice in his native city. He represented New Haven in the Connecticut General Assembly in 1844 and 1845, and again in 1865 when he served as Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives. In 1845, 1846, 1848, and 1849, he was Judge of Probate for the district of New Haven. In 1854 he was appointed State' s Attorney for New Haven County, and was nominated Register in bankruptcy when that office was created, and continued in both these positions till his death. Besides his professional success, Judge Foster's social qualities gained him the warm regard of a large circle of friends. He died, in New Haven, after a brief illness, of pneumonia, June 13, 1877, aged 64 years.
Obituary record of Graduates of Yale College, year 1923-24, page 1064
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