Library of Congress
FOSTER, Addison Gardner (1837-1917)

FOSTER, ADDISON GARDNER, a Senator from Washington; born in Belchertown, Hampshire County, Mass., January 28, 1837; moved to Oswego, Kendall County, Ill., and attended the common schools; moved to Wabasha County, Minn., and engaged in the grain and real estate business; auditor and surveyor of Wabasha County; moved to St. Paul, Minn., in 1873 and engaged in the lumber business; moved to Tacoma, Wash., in 1888 and continued in the lumber business; also engaged in coal mine operations and railroad construction; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1899, to March 3, 1905; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Coast and Insular Survey (Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Geological Survey (Fifty-eighth Congress); resumed the lumber business at Tacoma, Wash.; retired from active business pursuits in 1914 and resided in Tacoma until his death January 16, 1917; interment in Tacoma Cemetery.

University of Washington Libraries
Manuscripts and University Archives
Seattle, WA
Papers: Correspondence in William E. Humphrey papers, 1903-1934, on 2 microfilm reels of originals from various collections in the repository and from the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division. Also miscellaneous papers in other collections.

Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
Papers: 3 letters.