Foster, Morgan Hugh
b. 1815
d. 1891-06-15
Morgan Hugh Foster joined the Army Pay-Office at Whitehall as a Junior Clerk in 1832 and was promoted to Senior Clerk in the Paymaster General's Office in 1843.1 He became an accountant in the Treasury in 1855 and was deputed to Vienna to carry out an inquiry into certain transactions connected with supplies to the Army in the Crimea.2 Returning to the Paymaster-General's Department in 1859, he was appointed Assistant Paymaster-General.3 While serving in this position, Foster co-authored a report on the financial condition of the Turkish Empire, was involved with the establishment of the Imperial Ottoman Bank, and spent three years as Financial Commissioner to India.4 In 1867 he was made a Companion of the Royal Order of the Bath and appointed Principal Financial Officer to the Treasury, Treasury Auditor, and Commissioner of Public Accounts.5 After retiring from the Treasury in 1871, Foster became a Governor of the Imperial Ottoman Bank.6 He died on 15 June 1891 at the age of seventy-six.7
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