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Former Member Details

Sir William FOSTER

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Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Jun 1843 31 Oct 1845 2 years 5 months An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843 - 1856 for the County of Northumberland
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Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister); public servant. Arrived in Sydney in 1827 from Trinity College, Cambridge, and Lincoln's Inn Fields. Appointed Solicitor-General of New South Wales in 1827 and chairman of the Court of Quarter Sessions. In 1828 he became commissioner of the Court of Requests.
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Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Younger son of John Foster, farmer, of Armistead Hall, Settle, Yorkshire, England, and his wife, Jane Dowbiggin.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 1 (at the end of the entry for his brother, John Foster (1792 - 1875) )