William P. Frye

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(September 2, 1830 — August 8, 1911) Frye was an American politician and lawyer. William Frye was born in Maine, where he graduated from Bowdoin College, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1853. He served as a member of the State House of Representatives from 1861 to 1862, and in 1867. Frye also served as Mayor of Lewiston, Maine from 1866 to 1867, and as Attorney General of the State of Maine, from 1867 to 1869. He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served in the House from March 4, 1871 to March 17, 1881, when he resigned, having been elected as a Senator. He served in the Senate from March 18, 1881 until his death in 1911. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/F000398]

Member of Maine Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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