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Frederick William DALLINGER

(1871-1955)

DALLINGER, Frederick William, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., October 2, 1871; attended the public schools; was graduated from Cambridge Latin School in 1889, from Harvard University in 1893, and from Harvard University Law School in 1897; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Boston; member of the State house of representatives in 1894 and 1895; served in the State senate 1896-1899; public administrator of Middlesex County 1897-1932; president of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce; lecturer on government at Harvard University in 1912; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1925); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 1 (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Education (Sixty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1924, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator; subsequently elected to the Sixty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Harry I. Thayer; reelected to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses and served from November 2, 1926, until his resignation effective October 1, 1932, having been appointed to the bench; judge of the United States Customs Court from October 2, 1932, until his resignation on October 2, 1942; engaged in agricultural pursuits; retired and resided in Center Lovell, Maine; died in North Conway, N.H., September 5, 1955; interment in Center Lovell Cemetery, Center Lovell, Maine.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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