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Frank Mellen NYE

(1852-1935)

NYE, Frank Mellen, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Shirley, Piscataquis County, Maine, March 7, 1852; moved to Wisconsin with his parents, who settled on a farm near River Falls, Pierce County, in 1855; attended the common schools and the local academy in River Falls, Wis.; taught school for several years and then studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Hudson, Wis.; district attorney of Polk County, Wis., 1879-1884; member of the Wisconsin house of representatives in 1884 and 1885; moved to Minnesota in 1886, settled in Minneapolis, and continued the practice of law; assistant prosecuting attorney of Hennepin County; prosecuting attorney 1893-1897; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth, Sixty-first, and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1913); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed the practice of his profession in Minneapolis, Minn.; elected in 1920 judge of the district court of Hennepin County for a six-year term; reelected in 1926 and served until his retirement in 1932; died in Minneapolis, Minn., November 29, 1935; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, Wis.

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

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