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Judge, businessman. Not married. Foster practiced law in New York City before his appointment to the Court of General Sessions in New York in 1899. He was sitting on the bench in October of 1914 when Margaret Sanger was to appear in court to answer The Women Rebel
. After his judicial appointment ended in 1914, Foster went into business serving as an officer in a number of utilities companies, including the River Rouge Corporation (president); American Light and Traction Company (executive committee chairman); and the Cities Service Corporation, Empire Gas and Oil Company, as well as the Cities Fuel and Power Company (director and executive committee member). A Tammany Hall Democrat, Foster organized and served as president of the Wyandot Club, the Tammany headquarters for the 24th district.