Frederick Huntington GILLETT, Congress, MA (1851-1935)

Senate Years of Service:

GILLETT, Frederick Huntington, a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., October 16, 1851; attended the public schools; graduated from Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., in 1874 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1877; admitted to the bar at Springfield, Mass., in 1877 and commenced practice in that city; assistant attorney general of Massachusetts 1879-1882; member, State house of representatives 1890-1891; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses; (March 4, 1893, to March 3, 1925); Speaker of the House of Representatives (Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh, and Sixty-eighth Congresses); chairman, Committee on Reform in the Civil Service (Fifty-sixth through Sixty-first Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination to the Sixty-ninth Congress; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1924 and served from March 4, 1925, to March 3, 1931; was not a candidate for renomination in 1930; engaged in literary pursuits; died in Springfield, Mass., July 31, 1935; interment in Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Mass.


Dictionary of American Biography; Gillett, Frederick H. George Frisbie Hoar. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1934; Gillett, Frederick H. The United States and the World Court. New York: American Foundation, 1930.

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