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Franklin Bartlett, American lawyer, writer. Member constl; member Congress, 1893-1897</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died 1909.


Bartlett was born in Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the son of William Osborne and Agnes Fredericka Herreshoff Willard Bartlett.


He graduated from the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in 1865, and from Harvard University in 1869. He attended Columbia College Law School in 1869, and was admitted to the bar in 1870. He attended Exeter College (Oxford University, England) in 1870 and 1871.


He then concluded the course at Columbia College Law School in 1873. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1892. Bartlett was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses,and served from March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1897.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the fifty-fifth Congress. During the war with Spain in 1898, Bartlett served as colonel of volunteers. Bartlett died, of a kidney disorder, in Manhattan, New York County, New York, on April 23, 1909 (age 61 years, 225 days).

He is interred at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.


He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. Bartlett served as a member of the constitutional commission of the State of New York in 1890. He was a member of the Sons of the Revolution and the Society of Colonial Wars.