Frederick Essen

Frederick Essen ( * April 22, 1863 in Pond, St. Louis County, Missouri; † August 18, 1946 in Creve Coeur, Missouri ) was an American politician. In the years 1918 and 1919 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Frederick Essen attended the common schools and initially worked thereafter in agriculture. Between 1894 and 1902 he was head of the land registry office in St. Louis County. He then worked in Clayton in the newspaper industry. There he acquired two newspapers he put together under the name " Watchman - Advocate ". At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. In 1904, 1908 and 1912 Food delegate to the Republican National Conventions was relevant to those initially Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard later twice been nominated Taft as a presidential candidate. Between 1909 and 1919 he headed the Education Committee in Clayton.

After the death of Congressman Jacob Edwin Meeker food was at the due election for the tenth seat of Missouri as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 5 November 1918. Since he resigned at the regular congressional elections of 1918 on a bid again, he could only finish the current term in Congress until March 3, 1919. During this time, ended the First World War.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives to Frederick Eating moved back out of politics. In the following years he worked again in the newspaper business. He also went into the banking industry. He died on August 18, 1946 in Creve Coeur, a suburb of St. Louis.