History Resources - Members of Parliament

George Matthew Foster

 George Matthew Foster

Surname: FOSTER

Given Names: George Matthew

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth: 29 January 1884 - Grey Ward, South Australia

Date of Death: 6 June 1956 - Sydney, NSW



House of Assembly: 23 June 1917

Electorate: Denison

Party: Nationalist

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: 31 May 1919

Reason for Departure: Defeated.


Elected at by-election on the death of W.H. Burgess (Liberal). Gallipoli veteran. Senator 1920-25.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 346

House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.

Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.

Additional Reference Material:

A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968. Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.