Notes for Walter Seymour Foster: From "An Account of Ingham County From Its Organization" edited by Frank N. Turner WALTER S. FOSTER--A diversity of interest is strongly manifest in the life of Walter S. Foster, prominent attorney of Lansing, Michigan, son of Seymour Foster and brother of Charles W. Foster, both individually represented by personal sketches in this work. Mr. Foster, professionally well empanoplied, radiates much more than the strictly professional interest in his community. He is active in the promotion and consummation of civic and humanitarian projects and has contributed in no small degree to the public service as the incumbent of the office of prosecuting attorney. Mr. Foster is a native of Lansing, born September 23, 1877. He attended Lansing high school and the University of Michigan. In 1900 he became the recipient of the degree of Bachelor of Laws, and two years later he received the degree of Doctor of Laws. In 1902 he became a law partner of his older brother, Charles W. Mr. Foster served as county prosecutor from 1907 to 1910. During the World war his ability to co-ordinate and develop a communal spirit of co-operation was shown in his chairmanship of the Ingham County War Board. He was chairman also of the Liberty Loan committee and chairman of the War Chest, both positions exacting much time and work. Mr. Foster became a second lieutenant of the state troops. His diverse interests are further shown in the fact that he is a director of the American State Savings Bank, a director of the East Lansing Bank, a director of the Holt Bank and secretary of the board of trustees of the Edward W. Sparrow Hospital. He is vice-president of the Michigan Bar association. September 5, 1905, Mr. Foster was united in marriage to Miss Lena A. Bailey, of Lansing. There are three children--Richard Bailey, Seymour Bailey and Joseph Bailey Foster. Mr. Foster holds membership in the Masonic fraternity, the Lansing Country Club and the Chamber of Commerce.
More About Walter Seymour Foster: Burial: Unknown, Lansing, Ingham, MI.
More About Walter Seymour Foster and Lena A. Bailey: Marriage: 05 Sep 1905, Lansing, Ingham, MI.
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