Frederick N. Zihlman Edit Profile
Entered glass factory at 11 and became a glass blower. Real estate and insurance business, since 1912. Member Maryland. Senate, 2 terms, 1909-1917.
Republican candidate for 64th Congress, 1914. Member 65th to 71st Congresses (1917-1931), 6th Maryland. District President Allegheny Trades Council, 1904-1909.
President Maryland. State Federation of Labor, 1906-1907. Supreme dictator Loyal Order of Moose, 1931-1932.
He served as president of the Allegany Trades Council from 1904 to 1909, and as president of the Maryland State Federation of Labor in 1906 and 1907. He engaged in the real estate and insurance business in Cumberland in 1912. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress, but was elected two years later as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1917, to March 3, 1931.
In Congress, Zihlman was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress. After his tenure in Congress, he resumed his former business pursuits in Cumberland, until his death there.
He is interred in St. John's Cemetery in Forest Glen, Maryland.
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He was later president of the local flint-glass workers' union from 1904 to 1909 and was a member of the national executive board in 1905 and 1906. Zihlman served as a member of the Maryland State Senate from 1909 to 1917, serving as Republican floor leader in 1914 and 1916. He was also a member of the Committee on the District of Columbia (Sixty-seventh Congress and Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses) and the Committee on Labor (Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses).
Married Margaret C. Dahl, 1907.