Frank B. Brandegee
Frank Bosworth Brandegee ( born July 8, 1864 in New London, Connecticut, † October 14, 1924 in Washington DC ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. He represented the state of Connecticut in both chambers of the U.S. Congress.
Frank Brandegee, whose father Augustus Brandegee had already been a politician active in Connecticut, attended an after school visit the Yale College and graduated in 1885. Upon successful study of law, he was admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced practice in his hometown of New London.
His political career began in 1888 with the election into the House of Representatives from Connecticut, where he remained for a year. From 1889 to 1893 and from 1894 until his retirement in 1897 he was Corporation Counsel of New London, that supreme legal representative of the city in court in civil matters. In 1899 he was again a member of the House of Representatives, this time also as a speaker. In 1901 he was again Corporation Counsel of New London; the following year he laid down this office a second time, after he had been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. There he took from 4 November 1902 Place of the late Charles A. Russell a. Brandegee was re-elected twice, but resigned on 10 May 1905 together from the chamber to move within the Congress in the Senate. There he followed with Orville H. Platt again on a deceased parliamentarian.
In the years 1908, 1914 and 1920, Frank Brandegee was in each case confirmed in his office. During his 19 years as a senator, he was president pro tempore of the Senate in the 66th Congress, Chairman of the Committee on Forestry ( 59th to 61st Congress ) and a member of five other committees.
On May 14, 1924 Frank Brandegee committed in Washington by gas poisoning suicide. He was buried in his hometown of New London. In addition to his ailing health has been suggested that financial problems have played a role due to failed investments.