Frederic Thomas GREENHALGE, Congress, MA (1842-1896)


GREENHALGE, Frederic Thomas, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Clitheroe, England, July 19, 1842; immigrated with his parents to the United States in early childhood; attended the public schools of Lowell, Mass., and Harvard University 1859-1862; taught school and studied law; during the Civil War was with the Union Army in New Bern, N.C., for five months; was admitted to the bar in Lowell, Mass., in 1865; served in the common council of Lowell in 1868 and 1869; member of the school committee 1871-1873; mayor of Lowell in 1880 and 1881; unsuccessful candidate for election to the State senate in 1881; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884; member of the State house of representatives in 1885; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; city solicitor in 1888; practiced law in Middlesex and other counties; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; elected Governor of Massachusetts and served from January 1894 until his death in Lowell, Mass., on March 5, 1896; interment in Lowell Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present