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Frederick HALE

(1874-1963)
Senate Years of Service:
1917-1941
Party:
Republican

HALE, Frederick, (son of Eugene Hale, grandson of Zachariah Chandler, and cousin of Robert Hale), a Senator from Maine; born in Detroit, Mich., October 7, 1874; attended preparatory schools in Lawrenceville, N.J., and Groton, Mass., and graduated from Harvard University in 1896; attended Columbia Law School, New York City, in 1896 and 1897; admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Portland, Maine, in 1899; member, State house of representatives 1905-1906; member of the Republican National Committee 1912-1918; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1916; reelected in 1922, 1928, and again in 1934 and served from March 4, 1917, to January 3, 1941; was not a candidate for renomination in 1940; chairman, Committee on Canadian Relations (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee on Naval Affairs (Sixty-eighth through Seventy-second Congresses), Committee on Appropriations (Seventy-second Congress); retired to private life; died in Portland, Maine, September 28, 1963; interment in Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth, Maine.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.

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

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