History Resources - Members of Parliament

John Foster

 John Foster

Surname: FOSTER

Given Names: John

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth: 1792 - Yorkshire, England

Date of Death: 27 June 1875 - Hobart, Tasmania


Legislative Council: 23 July 1868

Electorate: Huon

Party: Independent

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: 16 July 1874

Reason for Departure: Retired.


Oldest person ever elected to Tasmanian Parliament (76).

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 101

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.