Frederick Hale

Frederick Hale ( born October 7, 1874 in Detroit, Michigan, † September 28, 1963 in Portland, Maine ) was an American politician ( Republican), who represented the state of Maine from 1917 to 1941 in the U.S. Senate.

Frederick Hale was the son of Eugene Hale, who sat in the Senate for Maine from 1881 to 1911. His grandfather Zachariah Chandler served as a U.S. Senator for Michigan as well as interior minister under President Ulysses S. Grant. Robert Hale, his cousin, was a congressman from 1943 to 1959 for Maine.

After attending school in Lawrenceville (New Jersey) and Groton ( Massachusetts) made ​​Frederick Hale 1896 graduate of Harvard University; the following year he completed his legal education at Columbia Law School in New York. He was admitted to the bar in 1899 and began to practice in Portland.

From 1905 to 1906 Hale had held his first political office as a Member of the House of Representatives from Maine. Between 1912 and 1918 he was a member of the Republican National Committee. In 1916 he ran for the Senate seat, which had previously been held for 30 years by his father, and defeated the Democratic incumbent Charles Fletcher Johnson. After three re-election, he remained on 4 March 1917 to 3 January 1941 at the Congress. During this time, he served as Chairman of the Committee on Relations with Canada.

1940 Frederick Hale finally no longer stand for re- election. He retired to private life and died in 1963 in Portland.