Frederick Hale Edit Profile
He attended the Lawrenceville School, and a prep school in Groton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1896 and attended Columbia Law School in New York City from 1896 to 1897.
He was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Portland, Maine in 1899. In 1916, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, defeating incumbent Democrat Charles Fletcher Johnson to reclaim the Senate seat that had been held by his father Eugene Hale. He was reelected in 1922, 1928, and again in 1934, serving from March 4, 1917 to January 3, 1941.
He was not a candidate for renomination in 1940. He served as chairman, Committee on Canadian Relations in the Sixty-sixth Congress, and served on the Committee on Naval Affairs in the Sixty-eighth through Seventy-second Congresses, and the Committee on Appropriations in the Seventy-second Congress. He retired to private life and died in Portland, Maine on September 28, 1963.
He is interred in Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth, Maine. At the time of his death, Hale was the last living Senator who was serving at the time of the United States' declaration of war against the German Empire, which precipitated the United States' participation in World War I.
Hale was a Republican member of the Maine House of Representatives, 1905–1906. And a member of the Republican National Committee, 1912-1918.