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Frank Charles PARTRIDGE

(1861-1943)
Senate Years of Service:
1930-1931
Party:
Republican

PARTRIDGE, Frank Charles, a Senator from Vermont; born in East Middlebury, Vt., May 7, 1861; attended the public schools and graduated from Amherst (Mass.) College in 1882 and from the Columbia University Law School at New York City in 1884; admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Rutland, Vt.; moved to Proctor, Vt., in 1886 and engaged in the marble industry; also served as president of other business corporations; town clerk 1887-1889; member of the school committee 1888-1889; private secretary to the Secretary of War 1889-1890; solicitor of the Department of State 1890-1893; United States Minister to Venezuela 1893-1894; consul general at Tangier, Morocco, 1897-1898; member, Vermont State senate 1898-1900; member of the executive council of the American Society of International Law 1906-1923; chairman of the commission to propose amendments to the Vermont constitution 1909; member of the Vermont committee of public safety 1917-1919; delegate of the United States to the Fifth Pan-American Conference at Santiago, Chile, 1923; member of the New England Council 1925-1927; president of the Vermont Flood Credit Corporation; appointed on December 23, 1930, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Frank L. Greene and served from December 23, 1930, to March 31, 1931, when a successor was elected; unsuccessful candidate for the nomination to fill this vacancy; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Seventy-first Congress); resumed his former activities in the marble industry; died in Proctor, Vt., March 2, 1943; interment in Proctor Cemetery.

Bibliography

Partridge, Frank C. The Future of International Law. Middlebury, VT: n.p., 1917.

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

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