No official in Baker County enjoys the confidence of its citizen, to a greater extent than does C. M. Foster, county surveyor surveyor. He has held the office for twenty years and is more popular today, than when first elected. Mr. Foster was burn in Vermont in 1835, receiving his education in a public academy. Later taking a scientific and mathematical course at Barre Vermont. He came West to 1858, locating in Iowa, for two years, following his profession its civil engineer and surveyor, doing railroad work Crossing the plains he reached California in 1859, locating in Yuba and Shasta counties, where he followed his profession, mining at intervals. In February, 1861, he came to Portland, Oregon, and was connected with the Indian Department for a year under Supervision of E. R. Geary. In 1862 and located at Auburn and has been a resident of the county ever since. Coming to Baker City in 1871. He was elected clerk at the first election held in the county, and has held a number of offices, such as councilman and so forth. He is a member of Baker City Lodge No. 25, I. O. O. F., and Eleazer Encampment No. 7. No. 7.