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FOSTER, Dwight (brother of Theodore Foster), a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Brookfield, Worcester County, Mass., December 7, 1757; completed preparatory studies, and was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R. I., in 1774; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1778 and commenced practice in Providence, R. I., justice of the peace for Worcester County 1781-1823; special justice of the court of common pleas in 1792; sheriff of Worcester County in 1792; member of the State house of representatives in 1791 and 1792; elected as a Federalist to the Third and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1793, to June 6, 1800, when he resigned; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1799; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel Dexter and served from June 6, 1800, to March 2, 1803, when he resigned; served as chief justice of the court of common pleas in 1808 ad 1809; member of the Governor's council and held other State and local offices; died in Brookfield, Mass., April 29, 1823; interment in BrookfieldCemetery. --Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1949.U.S. GPO, 1950.p. 1175.