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William Pierce Frye
William Pierce Frye

William Pierce Frye (September 2, 1830August 8, 1911) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. Frye spent most of his political career as a legislator, serving in the Maine House of Representatives and U.S. House of Representatives before being elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served for 30 years and died in office. Frye was a member of the Frye political family, and was the grandfather of Wallace H. White, Jr. and the son of John March Frye. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (246th in leap years). ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... The federal government of the United States was established by the United States Constitution. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, with the District of Columbia, forms the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Official languages None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci (D) Senators Olympia Snowe (R) Susan Collins (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 13. ... A legislature is a governmental deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... Maines house of Representatives is part of the states legislature, the other being the State Senate. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... During its history the United States has seen many families who have repeatedly produced notable politicians from their ranks, and these historic U.S. political families have had a significant impact on politics in the United States. ... Wallace Humphrey White, Jr. ...


Frye was born in Lewiston, Maine, in Androscoggin County. He attended public schools there and graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick in 1850. Frye studied law and was later admitted to the bar. He began practicing in Rockland in 1853 but later returned to Lewiston, and practiced law there. Frye played a role in founding Bates College in Lewiston and served as a longtime trustee of the College. Seal of Lewiston, Maine Lewiston is Maines second-largest city, located in Androscoggin County. ... Androscoggin County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Bowdoin College is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. ... Brunswick is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of Rockland, ME Rockland is a city located in Knox County, Maine. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Bates College is a private liberal arts college in Lewiston, Maine, in the United States. ...


Frye served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1861 to 1862 and again in 1867. He was later elected as the mayor of Lewiston, holding that position from 1866 to 1867, when he became the state attorney general. Frye left the attorney general post in 1869. He was elected as a Republican in 1870 to the U.S. House of Representatives. Frye served in the 42nd Congress and the five succeeding Congresses from March 4, 1871, to March 17, 1881, when he resigned after being elected Senator to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James G. Blaine. He served over 30 years in the Senate (March 18, 1881August 8, 1911), and was reelected in 1883, 1889, 1895, 1901, and 1907. 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Dates of Sessions 1871-1873 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from March 4, 1871 to April 20, 1871. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... James G. Blaine James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830 – January 27, 1893) was a U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator from Maine and a two-time United States Secretary of State. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


During his tenure in the Senate, Frye served as president pro tempore (54th–62nd Congress, his resignation spawning a debate over filling the position) and chairman of the Rules Committee (47th–49th Congress). Frye also was a member of the Commerce Committee (50th–62nd Congress) and a member of the commission which met in Paris in September 1898 to adjust the Treaty of Paris between the United States and Spain, ending the Spanish-American War. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska is the current President pro tempore of the Senate. ... Dates of Sessions 1895-1897 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from December 2, 1895 to June 11, 1896. ... // Dates of Sessions 1911-1913 Major Political Events New Mexico was admitted to the Union on 6 January 1912; Arizona was admitted on 14 February 1912, the last of the 48 contiguous states to join the Union. ... From April 4, 1911 to March 3, 1913, the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate for the 62nd Congress rotated among five individuals. ... The United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration is responsible for dealing with the rules of the Senate, with administration of congressional buildings, and with credentials and qualifications of members of the Senate, including responsibility for dealing with contested elections. ... Dates of Sessions 1881-1883 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from December 5, 1881 to August 8, 1882. ... Senators Representatives Categories: Articles to be expanded | United States politics stubs | United States Congress by session ... The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is a standing committee of the United States Senate in charge of all senate matters related to the following subjects: Coast Guard Coastal zone management Communications Highway safety Inland waterways, except construction Interstate commerce Marine and ocean navigation, safety, and transportation Marine... Dates of Sessions 1887-1889 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from December 5, 1887 to October 20, 1888. ... // Dates of Sessions 1911-1913 Major Political Events New Mexico was admitted to the Union on 6 January 1912; Arizona was admitted on 14 February 1912, the last of the 48 contiguous states to join the Union. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Treaty of Paris of 1898, signed on December 10, 1898, ended the Spanish-American War. ... Combatants United States and Cuban rebel forces Spain Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 2,446 combat dead or wounded (US only) Cubans not counted 5,500 combat dead or wounded The Spanish-American War took place in 1898, and resulted in the United States of America gaining control...


Frye died in Lewiston in 1911. He is interred in the Riverside Cemetery.


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Preceded by:
Samuel Plummer Morrill
Congressperson
Maine's 2nd District

18711881
Succeeded by:
Nelson Dingley, Jr.
Preceded by:
James G. Blaine
U.S. Senator from Maine
18811911
Succeeded by:
Obadiah Gardner
Preceded by:
Isham G. Harris
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
February 7, 1896April 27, 1911
Succeeded by:
Varying pro tems
Presidents pro tempore of the United States Senate Seal of the United States Senate President Pro Tempore
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William P. Frye - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (380 words)
Frye spent most of his political career as a legislator, serving in the Maine House of Representatives and U.S. House of Representatives before being elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served for 30 years and died in office.
Frye was a member of the Frye political family, and was the grandfather of Wallace H. White, Jr.
Frye also was a member of the Commerce Committee (50th–62nd Congress) and a member of the commission which met in Paris in September 1898 to adjust the Treaty of Paris between the United States and Spain, ending the Spanish-American War.
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