GILLETT, Frederick Huntington

GILLETT, Frederick Huntington
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1851–1935

Biography

GILLETT, Frederick Huntington, a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., October 16, 1851; attended the public schools; graduated from Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., in 1874 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1877; admitted to the bar at Springfield, Mass., in 1877 and commenced practice in that city; assistant attorney general of Massachusetts 1879-1882; member, State house of representatives 1890-1891; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses; (March 4, 1893, to March 3, 1925); Speaker of the House of Representatives (Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh, and Sixty-eighth Congresses); chairman, Committee on Reform in the Civil Service (Fifty-sixth through Sixty-first Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination to the Sixty-ninth Congress; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1924 and served from March 4, 1925, to March 3, 1931; was not a candidate for renomination in 1930; engaged in literary pursuits; died in Springfield, Mass., July 31, 1935; interment in Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Mass.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 1 item.

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Papers: In Channing Harris Cox papers, 1904-1960.

Harvard University
Houghton Library

Cambridge, MA
Papers: 8 items.

Massachusetts Historical Society

Boston, MA
Papers: 13 letters (1896-1935) in various collections. Finding aid.

Ohio Historical Society

Columbus, OH
Papers: 45 letters in the Warren G. Harding papers.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Gillett, Frederick H. George Frisbie Hoar. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1934.

___. The United States and the World Court. New York: American Foundation, 1930.

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