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Frank Putnam FLINT

(1862-1929)
Senate Years of Service:
1905-1911
Party:
Republican

FLINT, Frank Putnam, a Senator from California; born in North Reading, Middlesex County, Mass., July 15, 1862; moved with his parents to San Francisco, Calif., in 1869; attended the public schools; moved to Los Angeles in 1887; deputy United States marshal 1888-1892; appointed clerk in the district attorney’s office in 1892; studied law, admitted to the bar in 1892, and commenced practice in Los Angeles; assistant United States attorney 1892-1893; judge of the superior court of Los Angeles County 1895-1897; United States district attorney for the southern district of California 1897-1901; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1905, to March 3, 1911; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Geological Survey (Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses), Committee on Interoceanic Canals (Sixty-first Congress); resumed the practice of law in Los Angeles, Calif.; also engaged in banking; appointed a member of the State land settlement board in 1917; reappointed in 1926; died February 11, 1929, on board a steamer while on a world tour; interment in Forest Lawn Mausoleum, Glendale, Calif.

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

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