Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


George Greene Foster


Foster, George Greene (1860-1931), senator of Canada, was born at Knowlton, Quebec, on January 21, 1860, the son of Samuel E. Foster aid Ellen Green. He was educated at Knowlton Academy and McGill University, and was called to the Quebec bar in 1881 (Q.C., .1896). He was called to the Senate of Canada in 1917; and he died at Montreal on May 1, 1931. In 1896, he married Mary Maud, daughter of the Hon. G. C. V. Buchanan.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 380-381. 


Hon. George Greene Foster, K.C.


FOSTER, Hon. George Green, K.C. (Senator). - Of Foster, Mann, Place, Mackinnon, Hackett, Mulvena, Hackett & Foster, Advocates, 2 Place d'Armes Montreal; President, Stanstead, Shefford & Chambly Railway; Vice-President, Montreal Tramways; Vice-President, George Hall Coal Co.; Director, Canadian Bank of Commerce; Director, Charles Walmsley & Company (Canada) Limited; Director, Canadian Light & Power Co.; Vice-President, Canada Sugar Refining Co., Ltd.; Director, Montreal Products, Ltd.; Director, Black River Pulpwood Co., Ltd.; ex-Bâtonnier of the Bar of Montreal; ex-Bâtonnier-Général of the Province of  Quebec; Legal Agent and Attorney for Canada of the Travellers Insurance Co., of Hartford, Connecticut. Born Knowlton, Que., Jan. 21, 1860 son of Samuel W. and Ellen (Green) Foster. Educated: Knowlton Academy; McGill University (B.C.L., 1881). Admitted to Quebec Bar, 1881; created K.C., 1896; ex-President, Eastern Townships Conservative Association; called to Senate of Canada for Alma Division, July, 1917. Married Mary Maud Buchanan, daughter of the late Hon. G. C. V. Buchanan, Jan. 1, 1896. Clubs: Mount Royal, Montreal Hunt, Montreal Club (Montreal); Rideau, Country (Ottawa); St. George's (Sherbrooke). Conservative. Anglican. Residence: 8 Edgehill Ave., Montreal, and Blarney Castle, Knowlton, Que.


Source: Prominent People of the Province of Quebec, 1923-24, Montreal, Biographical Society of Canada, Limited, undated and unpaginated. Correct French spelling and accents have been restored.

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