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William Pierce Frye Papers, 1871-1913 (bulk 1875-1895)

0.5 linear feet.

Catalog Number: M68

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Agency History / Biographical Note:
A lawyer and legislator, William P. Frye (Bowdoin 1850) was active and influential in state and national Republican Party politics. Frye served in the Maine House of Representatives (1861-62 and 1867), as mayor of Lewiston (1866-67), as Maine attorney general (1867-69), and in the U.S. Congress, in both the House (1871-81) and the Senate (1881-1911). He served on the House Ways and Means Committee and in the Senate chaired the Committee on Commerce.

Frye married Caroline F. Spear, daughter of Capt. A. G. Spear, in Rockland. The couple had three daughters.

Scope and Content:
Frye's speeches, political and commemorative from 1875 to 1895, make up the bulk of the collection, which also contains some letters, clippings, notes, etc.

Cite as: William Pierce Frye Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.
Access Restrictions: None.

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