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William Pierce Frye

William Pierce Frye, American senator. Member Maine legislature, 1861, 1862, 1867; member 42d to 46th Congresses (1871-1881); Member Republican National Executive Committee, 1872-1880.

Background

  • Frye, William Pierce was born on September 2, 1831 in Lewiston, Maine, United States. Son of Colonel John M. and Alice M. (Davis) Frye.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Bowdoin College, 1850, A.M., 1853. (Doctor of Laws, Bates, 1881, Bowdoin, 1889). Studied and practiced law.

    Career

    • Member Maine legislature, 1861, 1862, 1867. Mayor of Lewiston, 1866-1867. Attorney general Maine, 1867-1869.

      Presidential elector, 1864. Member 42d to 46th Congresses (1871-1881). Elected United States senator, March 15, 1881, succeeding James G. Blaine.

      Reëlected, 1883, 1888, 1895, 1901, 1907. Present term expires, 1913. Elected president pro tem. of the Senate, February 7, 1896, reëlected December 4, 1899, serving until March 4, 1900 and reëlected March 7, 1901.

    Membership

    Member Maine legislature, 1861, 1862, 1867. Member 42d to 46th Congresses (1871-1881). Member Republican National Executive Committee, 1872-1880.

    Connections

    • Married Caroline Spear (died, 1900).
    • father: Colonel John M. Frye
    • mother: Alice M. (Davis) Frye
    • spouse: Caroline Spear
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    Born September 2, 1831
    Died 1911
    (aged 79)
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