Attorney; elected official; judge. Born– May 9, 1863, Tuscaloosa County. Parents– Joshua Hill and Frances (Bacon) Foster. Married– Jennie Hester, July 24, 1895.  Children–four.  Education– University of Alabama, B.A., 1882; LL.B., 1884. Admitted to the Alabama Bar, 1884. Taught school in Gadsden, 1882-1883; practiced law in Tuscaloosa, 1884-86; Elected County Solicitor, 1886-1890, 1901-03; mayor of Tuscaloosa, 1890-1894; served in the Alabama House of Representatives, 1898-1902;  judge of the 6th Judicial Circuit, 1903-1923; appointed Appeals Court judge in 1923. Served as a major with Second Alabama Regiment, Alabama Volunteers, in the Spanish American War, 1898. Died November 11, 1939.


Lambert, Alton.  History of  Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Centre, Alabama, 1979. Volume 3, page 21.

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History of Tuscaloosa County Baptist Association, 1834-1934; a Record of the Development of Baptist Interest in the Bounds of the Association, Containing Other Information of Concern to All Baptists…. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Weatherford Printing Co., 1934.