Frederick G. Niedringhaus

Frederick Gottlieb Niedringhaus ( born October 21, 1837 in Luebbecke, Prussia, † November 25, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was an American politician of German origin. Between 1889 and 1891 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born in the Prussian province of Westphalia Frederick Niedringhaus was the uncle of Congressman Henry F. Niedringhaus (1864-1941), who was also between 1927 and 1933 for the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives. He attended the common schools. He was also active in the areas of glazing, tin plating and painting. In 1855 Niedringhaus came to the United States, where he settled in St. Louis. Since 1862, he dealt with the engraving of pewter. He later became a successful businessman who was president of the company Granite Realty & Investment Company, among others. He also served in executive positions with numerous other companies in St. Louis.

Politically, Niedringhaus member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1888 he was in the eighth constituency of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded John Joseph O'Neill took on March 4, 1889, he had beaten in the election. Since he resigned in 1890 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1891.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Frederick Niedringhaus took his former business activities in St. Louis again. He is also passed on 25 November 1922.