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Wilbur B. Foster

HON. WILBUR B. FOSTER, ROCKVILLE: President "The Boston Clothing Company."

Wilbur B. Foster was born in Monson, Mass,, March 31, 1853, and educated at the Monson Academy. 

At twenty years of age he went to Rockville and established himself in the ready-made clothing trade, which business he has continuously followed until the present time, being now the senior member of his firm, and representing the largest clothing establishment in the city. 

In 1874 he married Miss Edna Winchell, only daughter of Cyrus Winchell, Esq., one of the leading manufacturers of Rockville. In 1886 he was appointed postmaster of Rockville, holding the office four years. He was secretary of the local board of education for a number of years, and is at present acting school visitor. He has held many important town and city offices, and last fall was elected state senator from the twenty-third district, being the candidate of the democratic party. 

He is a prominent member of several secret organizations; is past Chief Ranger Court "Hearts of Oak," Ancient Order of Foresters of America; and has twice been selected by Foresters as their representative to national conventions, at Chicago and Minneapolis. He has recently been appointed a trustee of the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane, at Middletown.

Source:  Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.

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