Nathan Frank

Nathan Frank ( born February 23, 1852 in Peoria, Illinois, † April 5, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1889 and 1891 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Nathan Frank attended the public schools in Peoria and St. Louis. He then studied at Washington University in St. Louis. After a subsequent law degree from Harvard University and his 1871 was admitted to the bar he began in 1872 in St. Louis to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In 1886, he ran unsuccessfully against John Milton Glover for the U.S. House of Representatives. Also an election challenge was unsuccessful. In the congressional elections of 1888 Frank was but then in the ninth constituency of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Glover on March 4, 1889. 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 Nathan Frank went into the newspaper business. He founded and directed the newspaper " St. Louis Star ". Besides, he was still working as a lawyer. In 1896 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in St. Louis, was nominated on the William McKinley as a presidential candidate. 1904 was Frank Vice President of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the World's Fair in St. Louis. In the years 1910, 1916 and 1928, he unsuccessfully sought the nomination of his party for election to the U.S. Senate. Then he withdrew into retirement. Nathan Frank died on April 5, 1931 in St. Louis.