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FOSTER, George Eulas, Canadian statesman, born in Wakefield, Carleton County, New Brunswick, 3 September 1847. He was graduated at the University of New Brunswick in June 1868, and in 1872'8 studied at the universities of Edinburgh and Heidelberg, He then taught school for several years, was principal of the Ladies' high school, Fredericton, New Brunswick, and held the professorship of classics and history in the University of New Brunswick from 1872 till January 1879, when he resigned. He has been a leader in temperance agitation both in Canada and the United States, and is president of the International temperance association. He was elected to the Dominion parliament in 1879, resigned, and was reelected in 1882, and in December 1885, became minister of marine and fisheries. He is a Liberal-Conservative, and favors a civil service system conforming, as far as possible, to that of Great Britain. He is the author of the "Prohibitionist's Hand Book" (1880), and has also published various speeches.
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