Bill Foster Biography
Bill Foster is an American scientist and business man representing the 11th Congressional District of Illinois, a position he’s held since 2013. He also represented the 14th Congressional District of Illinois from 2008 to 2011. Foster serves on the House Financial Services Committee where he advocates for consumer protections and an economy that works for everyone.
Bill Foster Age
George William Foster was born on 7th October, 1955, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Bill Foster Height
He stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Bill Foster Education
He received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1976 and his Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 1983.
Bill Foster Nationality
Bill Foster is an American.
Bill Foster Parents
Bill’s father was trained as a chemist but spent much of his career as a civil rights lawyer. He wrote many of the federal regulations behind the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – specifically, the part that denied federal funds to school systems that refused to desegregate.
Bill’s mother came from a long line of inventors, and worked in her career to help law enforcement officers get college degrees, and to help college students become cops.
Bill’s maternal grandfather Fred I. Raymond was a pioneer in “green technologies,” inventing the energy-saving “DuoStat” thermostat that he manufactured at his plant in downtown Chicago. He also developed the Raymond Whirlwind separator, a key part of “Clean Coal” technology that is still manufactured under the Raymond name in the Combustion Engineering plant in Warrenville.
Bill’s maternal great-great grandfather invented the Raymond Windmill, a main competitor to the windmills manufactured in Batavia a century ago.
In 1865 Bill’s great-great grandfather was put in charge of the first regiment of freed slaves — and promptly found himself facing courts-martial for “drawing white man’s rations” for the troops in his command.
Bill Foster Siblings
Bill has not disclosed his siblings’ names.
Bill Foster Wife
Bill is married to Aesook, who is also a physicist. Bill’s wife Aesook recently retired after spending her professional career managing construction and operation of large scientific facilities. After 16 years of research at Fermilab, she worked for the Office of Science in the Department of Energy managing its national program for 5 years. From 2008 until 2013, she managed the construction of a next generation light source facility located in Long Island, NY. During this time, Aesook commuted to the construction site on Long Island every week while making sure to maximize their time together at home in Illinois.
Bill’s ex-wife Annie recently retired after working as a software engineer for Bill’s company in Wisconsin. After they divorced in the mid-nineties, Bill and Ann agreed to live within a few blocks of each other in Batavia, and the kids grew up in both houses. Bill and Ann are both very proud of remaining on good terms and making things as easy as possible for their kids, who seem to be doing well in life.
Bill Foster Children
Bill have two children, Billy and Christine. Billy and Christine were both raised in the Fox Valley. His son Billy was born in 1984 and attended the 4th St. School in Geneva, J.B. Nelson Elementary School in Batavia and Batavia Middle School, he graduated from Batavia High school, and received a BA in Math and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. He worked for a leading medical imaging and radiation therapy firm until 2009. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2012, Billy now works as a patent attorney at a major Chicago law firm.
Bill’s daughter Christine was born in in 1987 and went to public schools in Batavia and attended the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) in Aurora. After graduating from Stanford University, she worked for a company in California developing educational software. She recently graduated from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs in the University of Texas at Austin, worked in India for a nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving healthcare delivery, and worked at Yale University and now with the State of Massachusetts analyzing healthcare cost and quality.
Both of Bill’s children are now married, and Bill welcomed his first grandchild in April 2021.
Bill Foster Representative Illinois’s 14th congressional district.
Bill represents the 11th Congressional District of Illinois, He also represented the 14th Congressional District of Illinois from 2008 to 2011. Bill serves on the House Financial Services Committee where he advocates for consumer protections and an economy that works for everyone. In response to the Great Recession, he helped create several important reforms in the financial services and housing markets, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Foster serves on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee where he has fought for evidence-based policies and forward-thinking approaches to some of America’s most pressing issues, including climate change and energy innovation. He is a champion for sustained federal funding for scientific research. He serves as chairman of the Financial Services Committee’s Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and serves as the chairman of the Science Committee’s Investigations, Oversight Subcommittee, which is empowered to investigate and oversee federal scientific research.
Bill worked as a high-energy physicist and particle accelerator designer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). He was a member of the team that discovered the top quark, the heaviest known form of matter. He also led the teams that designed and built several scientific facilities and detectors still in use today, including the Antiproton Recycler Ring, the latest of Fermilab’s giant particle accelerators.
Foster was named to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus. The Select Subcommittee is charged with examining the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, including the use of taxpayer funds to mitigate the public health and economic consequences of the pandemic.
Bill Foster Salary
Bill earns an annual estimated salary of USD 314,037.
Bill Foster Net Worth
Foster net worth is estimated to be USD 2 million.
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