Foster, Edward M., 1917-

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Foster (b. 1917) was born in Alba (Texas) and attended several high schools before graduating from Emery High as a valedictorian.

He got his B.A. and Masters in Biology from North Texas Teachers College. He met his future wife, a home economics major, while he was a teaching assistant there. In the late 1930s, he got his Ph.D. in Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin. During World War II, Foster became a second lieutenant in the Army's Sanitary Corps where he inspected barracks and mess halls. Later, his job changed to researching anthrax and biological warfare for the Army. After the war, Foster and his wife moved back to Madison and he taught Food and Dairy Bacteriology for forty-two years at the University of Wisconsin.

From the description of Oral history interview with Edward M. Foster, [sound recording], 2006. (Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center). WorldCat record id: 506340703

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creatorOf Foster, Edward M., 1917-. Oral history interview with Edward M. Foster, [sound recording], 2006. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
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associatedWith Baldwin, Ira L. (Ira Lawrence), 1895-1999. person
associatedWith Driscoll, John K., 1935- person
associatedWith Frazier, William (William A.) person
associatedWith Fred, Edwin Broun, 1887-1981. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Sanitary Corps. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Wisconsin--Madison. Dept. of Agricultural Bacteriology corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin Veterans Museum. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Fort Dix (N.J.)
Fort Detrick (Frederick, Md.)
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Anthrax--War use
Botulinum toxin--War use
Biological weapons
World War, 1939-1945--Biological warfare


Birth 1917

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