Israel Moore Foster

Israel Moore Foster

Athens, Athens County, Ohio, USA
Death 10 Jun 1950 (aged 77)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Section: 7, Lot: 203, Grave: 2
Memorial ID 15208732 · View Source
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US Congressman. Serving three terms from 1919 to 1925 this Ohio Congressman is credited with proposing the Child Labor Amendment to the US Constitution. The amendment, which was proposed in 1924, would give Congress the power to "limit, regulate and prohibit the labor of persons under eighteen years of age". It has been ratified by twenty-eight states but needs ten more states to join the effort if it is to become a part of the Constitution. The ratification of the amendment is still possible because the US Supreme Court, in a 1939 case, determined that the Sixty-Eighth Congress did not provide a deadline in which states must act regarding Foster's proposal. The Republican became a lawyer after studying at Ohio University, as well as the law schools at Harvard University and Ohio State University. He practiced law in his hometown of Athens including serving as the county prosecutor from 1902 to 1910. After losing his bid for a fourth term in the US House of Representatives, the Congressman remained in Washington DC where he received an appointment as a commissioner for the court of claims. He held that position until his retirement in 1942.

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