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Richard Graham FROST

(1851-1900)

FROST, Richard Graham, a Representative from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., December 29, 1851; attended St. John’s College, New York City, the University of London, and the St. Louis (Mo.) Law School; was admitted to the bar and practiced in St. Louis, Mo.; unsuccessfully contested as a Democrat the election in 1876 of Lyne S. Metcalfe to the Forty-fifth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1881, until March 2, 1883, when he was succeeded by Gustavus Sessinghaus, who contested his election; resumed the practice of law; died in St. Louis, Mo., February 1, 1900; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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

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