Austin Franklin PIKE, Congress, NH (1819-1886)
Senate Years of Service:1883-1886
PIKE, Austin Franklin, a Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Hebron, N.H., October 16, 1819; pursued an academic course; studied law; admitted to the bar of Merrimack County in 1845; member, State house of representatives 1850-1852, 1865-1866, and served as speaker during the last two years; member, State senate 1857-1858, serving as president the last year; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1883, until his death; chairman, Committee on Claims (Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses); died in Franklin, Merrimack County, N.H., October 8, 1886; interment in Franklin Cemetery.
U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses. 49th Cong., 2nd sess. 1886-1887. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1888.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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