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Foster, Charles,

1828–1904, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1891–93), b. Seneca co., Ohio. He was long identified with the business interests of Fostoria, Ohio—named for C. W. Foster, his father. A Republican, he served (1871–79) in the U.S. House of Representatives and as a member of the Committee on Ways and Means aided in exposing (1874) fraudulent contracts in connection with the U.S. Treasury Dept. He was twice (1879, 1881) elected governor of Ohio. On the death of William Windom, President Benjamin Harrison appointed Foster, a declared bimetallist, to the Treasury post.
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Moving to Alaska in 1922, in search of adventure with her sister Marie, Jones found work as a schoolteacher and met her future husband, Charles Foster Jones, a prospector and miner.
After the death of newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane (Welles), reporters try to discover the true story of his life.
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Clearly, Linker is still mesmerized by Neuhaus, depicting him as a kind of Charles Foster Kane who holds the nation's political fate in his hands.
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AMONG the cases dealt with at Langbaurgh East Magistrates' Court on May 23 were: Samuel Charles Foster Johnson, 27, of George Street, Redcar, banned from driving for 12 months, given a 12-month conditional discharge and fined pounds 350 with pounds 60 costs for drink driving and having a bladed article.
The book is edited by Charles Foster of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, who has served as Massachusetts' environmental secretary and dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
The documentary looks at the struggle between between Welles and publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, who was the model for Charles Foster Kane, the role Welles himself played.
Though it is about much more, Welles' tale of Charles Foster Kane works as a stark parable about our society's most pervasive and unsatisfying addiction--consumerism.
Are we are all turning into low-rent Charles Foster Kanes, stockpiling possessions at an alarming rate without regard for space, practicality or, more importantly, budget?