Bill Foster

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Bill Foster
U.S. Representative – IL-14
Party Democratic
Assumed office

March 13, 2007

Preceded by Dennis Hastert


Born December 1955

Bill Foster (December 1955) is a Democratic businessman and scientist from Illinois. He was elected to Congress in the 14th district, to fill the open seat left by Dennis Hastert's retirement.


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Foster was born in 1955 in Madison, Wisconsin and studied at University of Wisconsin-Madison and received his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University in 1984. Foster was already a successful businessman since he was 19 years old. In 1984 Foster started to work for Fermilab and was involved in building particle accelerators [1] and created software for the Collider Detector, which was used for the discovery of the top quark. [2]


  • Iraq: We need to end our involvement in the war in Iraq, and begin bringing home our men and women in uniform. [3]
  • Economy: Financial Responsibility [4]
  • Energy that is Safe, Secure and Affordable
  • Uncontrolled Immigration
  • Affordable and Comprehensive Health Care for America
  • Repairing a Dysfunctional Congress

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