WALCOTT, Frederic Collin (1869-1949)

Republican of Connecticut

0th congressional district

Served in Senate 1929-1934

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Biography

WALCOTT, Frederic Collin, a Senator from Connecticut; born in New York Mills, Oneida County, N.Y., February 19, 1869; attended the public schools of Utica, N.Y.; graduated from Lawrenceville (N.J.) School in 1886, from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1887, and from Yale University in 1891; moved to New York City in 1907 and engaged in the manufacture of cotton cloth and in banking; moved to Norfolk, Conn., in 1910, but continued his business connections in New York City; during the First World War served with the United States Food Administration; president of the Connecticut Board of Fisheries and Game 1923-1928; chairman of the Connecticut Water Commission 1925-1928; member, State senate 1925-1929, serving as president pro tempore 1927-1929; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1929, to January 3, 1935; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934; commissioner of welfare of Connecticut 1935-1939; member of the advisory committee of the Human Welfare Group of Yale University 1920-1948; regent of the Smithsonian Institution 1941-1948; died in Stamford, Conn., on April 27, 1949; interment in Center Cemetery, Norfolk, Conn.
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