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Status: PROCESSED Received: 23 Dec 13 18:43:26 Format: plain
Job: The Washington Times, 21 Jun 1921 Comment: View at LoC

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MOYER TO GET PRISON JOB, BELIEF Olf FRIENDS MOWER TO GET PRISON FOR, RELIEF OF FRIENDS
Retiring Jail Chief Has Ber Under Criticism, Retiring Jail Chief Has Ber Under Criticism,
But Change Is Political. Charles C. Foster, But Change Is Political. Charles C. Foster,
xeneral super, Intendent of the District penal general super, Intendent of the District penal
in stutions, today tendered his resig nation in stations, today tendered his resignation
to the District Commission. ers, requesting to the District Commissioners, requesting
-that it take effeci at the "commnlai.oners' -that it take effect at the "commissioners'
pleasure." The resignation of Superintendeml pleasure." The resignation of Superintendent
Fester, recognized as one of the lead pison Foster, recognized as one of the lead poison
experts in the United , did not comie as a surprise experts in the United did not come as a surprise
te his many friends in Washington, noet of whom to his many friends in Washington, most of whom
had beard rumors that a mucessor had been considered had heard rumors that a successor had been considered
by 9 the Diutfoat O=itzIaonrg. MOYR NAT OUrr by 9 the Diutfoat O=itzIaonrg. MOYR NAT OUrr
PLACE. 4 While the District Commissioner thie PLACE. 4 While the District Commissioner this
morning make no public state meet as to whether morning make no public state- meet as to whether
they would asoepi Superintendent Foster's they would accept Superintendent Foster's
resignation it is reported they will do so withit resignation it is reported they will do so within
a few days, naming W. H. Moyer, prison welfare a few days, naming W. H. Meyer, prison welfare
worker and former su. perintendent of the Federal worker and former superintendent of the Federal
prison a Atlanta., as Mr. Foster's successor. prison a Atlanta., as Mr. Foster's successor.
The appointment of Moyer as suc cessor to Superintendent The appointment of Moyer as successor to Superintendent
Foster will be the result, it is said, of the Foster will be the result, it is said, of the
reoom maendation of the District Board of Charities, recommendation, of the District Board of Charities,
of which John Joy Edson chairman of the board of which John Joy Edson chairman of the board
of directors of the Washington Loan and Trust of directors of the Washington Loan and Trust.
Com pary, is chairman, and which has di rect Company, is chairman, and which has direct
supervision over the Districi penal institutions. supervision over the District penal institutions.
In tendering his realgration, Colonel Foster In tendering his resignation, Colonel Foster
no doubt realized that a move mont was on foot no doubt realized that a move ment was on foot
to eliminate him from the superintendency to eliminate him from the superintendency
of the Die trict prisons, as has been done since of the Die trict prisons, as has been done since
the electionof President Harding of nany of the election of President Harding of many of
the other heads of Federa prisons. One of the the other heads of Federal prisons. One of the
latter was Fred criek . Serbet, recently discharged latter was Fred erick . Serbet, recently discharged
as superintendent of the Federal prison at as superintendent of the Federal prison at
Atlanta. Prior to coming to the District in Atlanta. Prior to coming to the District in
pril, 1913. to accept the appointment of superintendent April, 1913. to accept the appointment of superintendent
of the District orkhouse and reformatory at of the District workhouse and reformatory at
Occo man. Mr. Foster was superintendent of Occo man. Mr. Foster was superintendent of
the county jail at Louisville. Ky. said to have the county jail at Louisville. Ky. said to have
been recognized under his supervision as one been recognized under his supervision as one
of the "rnost lbodel prisons in the United States." of the "most dreaded prisons in the United States."
On April $4. 1919, Foster was ao pointed by the On April 24. 1919, Foster was appointed by the
District Commission pro to the position of District Commission pro- to the position of
general sit penltendent of all the District general sit penltendent of all the District
penal institutions, succeeding Louis F. inkham, penal institutions, succeeding Louis F. inkham,
superintendent of the jail, ad William H. Whittaker, superintendent of the jail, and William H. Whittaker,
thsn su erintendent of Occoquan. Later oster than six erintendent of Occoquan. Later Foster
evolved a plan by which the uperintendency evolved a plan by which the superintendency
of all the penal Inr titutions was placed under of all the penal Inr titutions was placed under
oneo eed. one red.