PIKE, Frederick Augustus

1816–1886

Biography

PIKE, Frederick Augustus, a Representative from Maine; born in Calais, Maine, December 9, 1816; attended the common schools and the Washington Academy, East Machias, Maine; was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1837; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Calais, Washington County, in 1840; mayor of Calais in 1852 and 1853; member of the State house of representatives 1858-1860 and served as speaker in 1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1869); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Naval Affairs (Fortieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1868; resumed the practice of law; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1870 and 1871; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; died in Calais, Maine, December 2, 1886; interment in Calais Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Pike, Frederick Augustus. Commercial relations with the British Provinces. [Washington: Scammell & Co., printers, 1862].

------. Resumption of specie payments. Speech of Hon. Frederic A. Pike, of Maine. Washington: F. & J. Rives & G. A. Bailey, 1869.

------. Speech of Hon. Frederick A. Pike, of Maine, on taxation of national bonds; delivered in the House of Representatives, December 17, 1867. Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1867.

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