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Hale, Frederick

Frederick Hale, courtesy of Maine State Museum

Frederick Hale, courtesy of Maine State Museum

(1874-1963), son of Eugene Hale, grandson of Zachariah Chandler, and cousin of Robert Hale, was a Senator from Maine, born in Detroit, Michigan. on October 7, 1874.

He attended preparatory schools in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and Groton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard University in 1896. Hale attended Columbia Law School in 1896 and 1897, was admitted to the bar and hegan the practice of law in Portland in 1899.

A member of the Maine House of Representatives (1905-1906), and a member of the Republican National Committee (1912-1918), Hale was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1916. He was reelected in 1922, 1928, and again in 1934, and served from March 4, 1917, to January 3, 1941. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1940.

As Senator he served as chairman of the Committee on Canadian Relations (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee on Naval Affairs (Sixty-eighth through Seventy-second Congresses), and the Committee on Appropriations (Seventy-second Congress).

Hale retired to private life and died in Portland on September 28, 1963, with interment in Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth.

Additional resources

Frederick Hale: A Biographical Sketch. 19?? [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections; Bangor Public Library]

Hersey, Ira Greenleaf. Hale and Fernald: A Tribute. [Bangor Public Library]

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