Frederick Gottlieb NIEDRINGHAUS, Congress, MO (1837-1922)
NIEDRINGHAUS Frederick Gottlieb , a Representative from Missouri; born in Luebbecke, Westphalia, North Germany, on October 21, 1837; attended the common schools; learned the glazing, painting, and tinning trades; immigrated to the United States in November 1855 and settled in St. Louis, Mo.; began the stamping of tinware in 1862; invented what is called ``granite ironware'' in 1874 and established an extensive business; became interested in various other business enterprises in St. Louis; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); was not a candidate for renomination in 1890; resumed his former business pursuits; died in St. Louis, Mo., November 25, 1922; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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