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Frederic Mosley SACKETT

(1868-1941)
Senate Years of Service:
1925-1930
Party:
Republican

SACKETT, Frederic Mosley, a Senator from Kentucky; born in Providence, R.I., December 17, 1868; attended the public schools; graduated from Brown University at Providence in 1890 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1893; admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Columbus, Ohio, the same year; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1897, to Louisville, Ky., in 1898, and continued the practice of his profession until 1907; was also interested in the mining of coal and the manufacture of cement; president of the Louisville Gas Co. and of the Louisville Lighting Co. 1907-1912; member of the Board of Trade of Louisville, serving as president in 1917, 1922, and 1923; director of the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank 1917-1924; during the First World War served as federal food administrator for Kentucky 1917-1919; member of the Kentucky State Board of Charities and Corrections 1919-1924; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1924 and served from March 4, 1925, to January 9, 1930, when he resigned, having been appointed Ambassador to Germany by President Herbert Hoover, in which capacity he served from 1930 to 1933, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses); resumed his former business activities; died on May 18, 1941, in Baltimore, Md.; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.

Bibliography

Burke, Bernard. “Senator and Diplomat: The Public Career of Frederick M. Sackett.” Filson Club History Quarterly 61 (April 1987): 185-216.

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

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