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Frederick Augustus PIKE


PIKE, Frederick Augustus, a Representative from Maine; born in Calais, Maine, December 9, 1816; attended the common schools and the Washington Academy, East Machias, Maine; was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1837; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Calais, Washington County, in 1840; mayor of Calais in 1852 and 1853; member of the State house of representatives 1858-1860 and served as speaker in 1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1869); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Naval Affairs (Fortieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1868; resumed the practice of law; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1870 and 1871; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; died in Calais, Maine, December 2, 1886; interment in Calais Cemetery.

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

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