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Thomas Flournoy Foster letter

Thomas Flournoy Foster letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas Flournoy Foster letter
Creator: University of Georgia. Board of Trustees
Inclusive Dates: 1806 July 18
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms476
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Thomas Flournoy Foster was born in Greensboro, Georgia. He attended Franklin College, the founding college of the University of Georgia, and graduated in 1812 with a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree. He studied at the Litchfield Law School, gained admittance to the state bar in 1816 and became a practicing attorney in Greensboro.

Foster was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1822 and was reelected through 1825. In 1828, he won election to the 23rd United States Congress as a Jacksonian and served two additional terms before losing his reelection bid in 1834. He moved to Columbus, Georgia, the following year. In 1840, he returned to the U.S. House as a Whig in the 27th Congress. He only served one term in that position. He died in Columbus on September 14, 1848, and was buried in that city's Linwood Cemetery.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter from University of Georgia secretary John Hamill to Thomas Flournoy Foster (in the letter he is simply referred to as Thomas Flournoy). The subject of the letter regards his election to the university's Board of Trustees as the successor to John Milledge. A transcript is included with the original letter.

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Preferred Citation

Thomas Flournoy Foster letter, ms476, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.

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Subject Terms

Foster, Thomas F. (Thomas Flournoy), 1790-1848
University of Georgia. Board of Trustees
University of Georgia. History

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