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Louis Adams FROTHINGHAM

(1871-1928)

FROTHINGHAM, Louis Adams, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Jamaica Plain, Mass., July 13, 1871; attended the public schools and Adams Academy; was graduated from Harvard University in 1893 and from Harvard Law School in 1896; admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Boston; second lieutenant, United States Marine Corps, in the Spanish-American War in 1898; member of the State house of representatives 1901-1905, and served as speaker in 1904 and 1905; Lieutenant Governor 1909-1911; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1911; lecturer at Harvard University 1913-1916; moved to North Easton, Mass., in 1916 and continued the practice of law; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916; major in the United States Army during the First World War; member of the commission to visit the soldiers and sailors from Massachusetts in France in 1918; first vice commander of the Massachusetts branch of the American Legion in 1919; overseer of Harvard University for eighteen years; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1921, until his death on board the yacht Winsome, at North Haven, Maine, August 23, 1928; interment in Village Cemetery, North Easton, Mass.

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

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