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John W. Foster

Born: 2-Mar-1836
Birthplace: Pike County, IN
Died: 15-Mar-1917
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, IN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of State, 1892-93

Military service: US Army (Civil War)

Father: Matthew Watson (farmer
Mother: Eleanor Johnson
Wife: Mary Park McFerson (m. 1859)
Daughter: Edith Foster Dulles (mother of John Foster Dulles and Allen W. Dulles)

    University: BA, Indiana State University (1855)
    Law School: Harvard Law School (no degree)

    US Secretary of State (1892-93)
    US Ambassador to Spain (1883-85)
    US Ambassador to Russia (1880-81)
    US Ambassador to Mexico (1873-80)
    Indiana State Official Postmaster, Evansville (1869)
    Evansville Daily Journal Editor
    Indiana State Bar Association 1857

Author of books:
A Century of American Diplomacy, 1776-1886 (1900)
American Diplomacy in the Orient (1903)
Arbitration and the Hague Court (1904)
The Practice of Diplomacy (1906)
War Stories For My Grandchildren (1918)


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