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FOSTER, George MatthewBiography for FOSTER, George Matthew

Senator for (Tas)

Nationalist Party

Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Denison, 1917. Defeated at general elections 1919.

Federal: Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 1919. Resigned 2.7.1925.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Printing from 6.7.1923 to 1925.

Senate Select: Claims of Captain J. Strasburg for War Gratuity from 8.12.1921 to 1922.

Other Positions

State Secretary, Tasmanian Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia

First secretary, Tasmanian branch of the Reinforcements Referendum Council


Born 29.1.1884, Adelaide, Australia

Died 6.6.1956, Concord


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Motor mechanic

Military Service

Served in World War I as a sergeant in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment

Arrived in Egypt in late 1914, spent three months at Gallipoli, then in Egypt, finally being 'laid aside by sickness'