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OBITUARY.

♦— . •■ . ■ EX-JUDGE .FOSTER. United Press Association— By Eleetxit Telegraph— Copyright. /(Received August 17, 11 ajn.) SYDNEY, August 17. The death, is announced of ex-Judge Foster, of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, aged seventy-nine years. (The Hon William John Foster. was born at Rathescar, Couniy Xouth, Ireland, in 1831, and was educated at Cheltenham. College and Trinity College, Dublin, where he gained honours in. classics and mathematics. He arrived in Sydney in 1861, was called to the New South Wales Bar, and for seme time filled the position of Crown Prosecutor, j In December, 1877,. he was appointed Attorney-General in the Farnell administration, with a seat in the Legislative Council, retiring a jear latier with his colleagues. Returned to the Legislative Assembly, he became a member of the Parkes Government,' filling the position of Minister of Ju&tice from October, . 1881, te January, 1883, From January, 1887, until February, 1888, he held the office of Attorney-General under Sir Henry Parkes, but voluntarily retired from office. In the latter •_ year he 'was raised to the Supreme Court Bench, but resigned his appointment in December, 1894, and since then has livedin retiremetit.y MR A. E. REMINGTON, ME. [Pi® Plusss AsSocuraw.] , WELLINGTON, August 17; ■[ Mx A. E. Remington, member fat Rangitikei, died at 5.30 this morning. (Mr Arthur Edward Remington, who represented Rangitikei in the Liberal interest since 1902, was born at New Plymouth on Ju}y 28, 18.56, and was consequently in his fifty-fourth year, at the time of his death*. The early Native troubles drove the family fr,dni New Zealand, and for pome years* the late member resided with his parents at Jersey, where he received his education at the college in that island. In 1868, the family returned to tlje. dominion, residing in Auckland for a short period, after which they settled at TaurangA, in the Bay of Plenty: Whilst there Mr Remington first -took an active interest in the political arena, at first devoting his attention to local bodies. In 1877 Mr Remington removed to Bulls, where he entered into business as a chemist, .and in 1878 became a member of the B.ulls Local Board, established under the old Provincial District of Wellington. It was at this particular time that Mr Remington's progressive ideas were deemed to be in advance of the times by. the old, Conservative members, and trouble arose, which resulted in the resignation of the Board, and a new .election <A members was held, at which he was returned at the head of the poll, although only a young man of twentytwo years of agei At th« first meeting of the Board he was elected chairman, which position he retained up to the time* or his leaving Bulls, to settle in Hunterville, some twelve years later. During this period he served jn every public office which it was in the power of the electors to confer upon nim — County Council, Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, school committees. Domain Board and Licensing Bench. It was in Hunterville -that the Liberal party, in 1896, requested Mr Remington to contest the Patea seat against Mr George Hutchison, the sitting member, and although it was only ten days before the day of the poll that 'Mr Remington entered the arena, a good fisht resulted in a close run. but. Mr Hutchison was again returned,, his majority being 240. Again- in 1899 those two political warriors crossed swor&r, Mr Hutchison's majority being reduced to 124. In 1902 the boundaries of the Patea seat were altered, and Mr Remington won the Rangitikei seat against a Conservative and three other Liberals, with a substantial majority. He was re-elected in. 1905, and at the last general election was again returned, defeating Mr Smith, who- stood as an Independent Liberal.)

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OBITUARY., Star, Issue 9623, 17 August 1909

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OBITUARY. Star, Issue 9623, 17 August 1909

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