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.

Westfield Athenaeum Archives

Westfield, MA
Papers: In the Gillett Family Collection, 1820-1957, 16 boxes. This collection includes scrapbooks, poetry, correspondences, diaries, news clippings, diaries, notes, ephemera and genealogies. This collection includes Edward B. Gillett, his wife Lucy D. Fowler, and their descendants, including Speaker of the House, Frederick Huntington Gillett.
Papers: Newspaper clippings in the Gillett Family Collection, 1820-1957.
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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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