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Thomas R. Foster


Centurion, 1852–1867

Full Name Thomas Robbins Foster

Born 23 December 1811 in Charlestown, Massachusetts

Died 22 December 1867 in Pau, France

Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Proposed by Henry A. Oakley

Elected 6 November 1852 at age forty

Century Memorial

The missing names of Foster and of Randolph & Goodrich [sic: Goodridge] recal[l] to us those old fashioned ideas of probity and of energy which are the basis of all true success in life, and with the respect we feel for their moral worth there blends the remembrance of liberal acts and kindly intercourse to soften the regret that these should have become things of the past.

Augustus R. Macdonough
Annual Meeting Minutes, 11 January 1868