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Frederick A. Pike

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Frederick Augustus Pike
Frederick A. Pike (Maine Congressman).jpg
From Volume 1 (1869) of The Fortieth Congress of the United States: Historical and Biographical
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869
Preceded byJohn H. Rice
Succeeded byEugene Hale
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded byStephen C. Foster
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
1858-1860
Personal details
Born(1816-12-09)December 9, 1816
Calais, Massachusetts (now Maine)
DiedDecember 2, 1886(1886-12-02) (aged 69)
Calais, Maine
Resting placeCalais Cemetery
Spouse(s)Mary Hayden Green
Alma materBowdoin College

Frederick Augustus Pike (December 9, 1816 – December 2, 1886) was a U.S. Representative from Maine.

Biography

Born in Calais, Massachusetts (now in Maine), Pike attended the common schools and the Washington Academy, East Machias, Maine. He was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1837. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Calais, Washington County, Maine in 1840. In 1846 he married future American author Mary Hayden Green, daughter of Elijah Dix Green and Hannah Caflin Hayden. He served as mayor of Calais in 1852 and 1853. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1858-1860 and served as speaker in 1860.

Pike was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1869). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Naval Affairs (Fortieth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1868. He resumed the practice of law. He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1870 and 1871. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress. He died in Calais, Maine, December 2, 1886. He was interred in Calais Cemetery.

References

  • United States Congress. "Frederick A. Pike (id: P000346)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

External links

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Stephen C. Foster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 6th congressional district

1861-1863
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by
John H. Rice
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 5th congressional district

1863-1869
Succeeded by
Eugene Hale


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