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Fred Warren Foster
Class of 1957

Inducted 2002

In recognition of over 35 years in education as a self-sacrificing teacher and administrator, Fred Warren Foster is hereby named to the WNMU Education Hall of Fame.

Mr. Foster made a great difference in education for Grant County and the state of New Mexico. In 1954 as Grant County Superintendent of Schools, he consolidated himself out of a job by organizing the Silver and Cobre Consolidated School Districts. Mr. Foster also served in the New Mexico Legislature as State Representative for Grant County for eight terms. He was on the House Education Committee the entire time. His most significant legislative contribution was sponsorship of the New Mexico Educational Retirement System for Employees of Public Schools and Universities.

Mr. Foster never felt that his responsibility began and ended with the class bell. He believed that the development of proper attitudes, ideals, and behaviors was the most important part of the total education process.

At one time or another Mr. Foster taught or administrated all grade levels from one-room country schools to modern elementary school buildings.