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BLODGETT, Foster, politician, born in Augusta, Georgia, 15 January 1826; died in Atlanta, 12 November 1877. He became mayor of Augusta in 1859, and was reelected in 1860, but was defeated in 1861. During the civil war he was captain of the Blodgett artillery, from Augusta. After the war he joined the republican party and was appointed postmaster of Augusta in 1865, but was removed from that office in 1868, and reinstated in 1869. In 1867 he was made president of the Union Republican Club of Augusta, and during the same year he was again chosen mayor. He was a delegate to the constitutional convention of 1867, and in 1870 claimed to have been chosen United States senator from Georgia, but failed to secure his seat, as the senate decided in favor of the claims of Thomas M. Norwood.
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