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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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L. E. Foster, M. D. C.

Dr. L. E. Foster, who is one of the younger veterinary surgeons of this section of the state, is also one of the ablest and most successful.  He was born in Madison county on the 2d of May, 1888, a son of Ashford L. and Jennie (Orr) Foster, natives respectively of Madison county, Iowa, and of Ohio.  The paternal grandfather, John Foster, removed from Ohio to Madison county, Iowa, in the early days of its settlement and was a well known pioneer.  The mother of our subject removed to Madison county in young womanhood with her parents.  Ashford L. Foster followed agricultural pursuits during his active life but for the past fifteen years has lived retired in Winterset.

Dr. L. E. Foster was reared under the parental roof and attended the public schools in the acquirement of his elementary and secondary education, being graduated from the Winterset high school with the class of 1907.  In the fall of that year he took up the study of veterinary surgery, entering the Chicago Veterinary College, from which he was graduated in 1910.  For the next two years he was house surgeon of the college and assistant to the president and during that time he gained much experience that has been of great value to him since he began the independent practice of his profession.  On the 1st of May, 1912, he located in Greenfield and in the intervening three years has built up an extensive practice.  He is known as an able veterinarian not only throughout this county but throughout adjoining counties, and the large measure of success which he has gained is unusual for one of his years.

Dr. Foster is at present serving as deputy sheriff of Adair county, having been appointed to that office on the 1wt of January, 1915.  He belongs to Crusade Lodge, No. 386, A. F. & A. M., and is also a member of Creston Lodge, No. 605, B. P. O. E., of Creston.  He holds the complete confidence and respect of his colleagues in his profession as well as of the general public and personally he is very popular.  Although his time is largely taken up with his work as a veterinary surgeon he finds opportunity to take an active part in movements seeking the advancement of his community and his public spirit is one of his marked characteristics.



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