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Frye, William Pierce

Lawyer; born

William Pierce Frye.

in Lewiston, Me., Sept. 12, 1831; graduated at Bowdoin College in 1850: and became a lawyer. He served as a [486] member of the Maine legislature in 1861-62 and in 1867; was mayor of Lewiston in 1866-67; attorney-general of Maine in 1867-69; Representative in Congress in 1871-81; and was elected to the United States Senate in 1881, 1883, 1888, 1895, and 1900. For a number of years he was chairman of the Senate committee on commerce. In 1898 he was appointed one of the commissioners to negotiate a treaty with Spain, under the terms of the protocol, and afterwards ably defended the treaty in committee and on the floor of the Senate. In recognition of his services in behalf of peace the legislature of Maine set apart a day for him to become a guest of the State, and he was given a flattering reception.

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