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Eugene Foss

In office
January 4, 1911 – March 5, 1914
Lieutenant Louis A. Frothingham (1911-1912)
Robert Luce (1912-1913)
David I. Walsh (1913-1914)
Preceded by Ebenezer S. Draper
Succeeded by David I. Walsh

In office
March 22, 1910 – January 4, 1911
Preceded by William C. Lovering
Succeeded by Robert O. Harris

Born September 24, 1858(1858-09-24)
St. Albans, Vermont
Died September 13, 1939 (aged 80)
Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic

Eugene Noble Foss, (September 24, 1858-September 13, 1939) was an American Representative and governor from Massachusetts, as well as brother of George Edmund Foss.


Born in West Berkshire, near St. Albans, Vermont, he attended the public schools, Franklin County Academy at St. Albans, Vermont, and the University of Vermont. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1882 working in the manufacture of iron and steel.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William C. Lovering and served from March 22, 1910 until his resignation, effective January 4, 1911, having been elected Governor of Massachusetts. He served from 1911 to 1914.

He denied clemency for Clarence Richeson for the sensationalized murder of Avis Linell.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection as Governor in 1913. Afterwards he resumed his former manufacturing pursuits and managed his large real estate holdings in Boston. He died in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts on September 13, 1939 and is interned in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William C. Lovering
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts district 14
March 22, 1910 - January 4, 1911
Succeeded by
Robert O. Harris
Political offices
Preceded by
Ebenezer Sumner Draper
Governor of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
David I. Walsh


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