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Frederic Collin WALCOTT

(1869-1949)
Senate Years of Service:
1929-1935
Party:
Republican

WALCOTT, Frederic Collin, a Senator from Connecticut; born in New York Mills, Oneida County, N.Y., February 19, 1869; attended the public schools of Utica, N.Y.; graduated from Lawrenceville (N.J.) School in 1886, from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1887, and from Yale University in 1891; moved to New York City in 1907 and engaged in the manufacture of cotton cloth and in banking; moved to Norfolk, Conn., in 1910, but continued his business connections in New York City; during the First World War served with the United States Food Administration; president of the Connecticut Board of Fisheries and Game 1923-1928; chairman of the Connecticut Water Commission 1925-1928; member, State senate 1925-1929, serving as president pro tempore 1927-1929; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1929, to January 3, 1935; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934; commissioner of welfare of Connecticut 1935-1939; member of the advisory committee of the Human Welfare Group of Yale University 1920-1948; regent of the Smithsonian Institution 1941-1948; died in Stamford, Conn., on April 27, 1949; interment in Center Cemetery, Norfolk, Conn.

Bibliography

Walcott, Frederic C. “Private Game Preserves.” In Wild Life Conservation in Theory and Practice, by William T. Hornaday, pp. 195-229. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1914; Walcott, Frederic C. War—1916. London: Privately printed, 1916.

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

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