Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress 1789-1791
The First Federal Congress

Senator Theodore Foster

Theo. Foster

Print (ca. 1810-1890) by unknown artist

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Theodore Foster
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Life dates: 29 April 1752-13 January 1828
Place of Residence (1789): Providence, Rhode Island
Occupation (1789): Lawyer
Place of Birth: Brookfield, Massachusetts
Age (March 4, 1789): 36
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: Rhode Island College [Brown University]
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: None
Prior Political Offices: State Legislature, State Council of War, State Council of Assistants
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: Yes
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Pro
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Moderate/Strong
Last year of continuous service in Senate: 1803
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