Richard Graham Frost

Richard Graham Frost ( born December 29, 1851 in St. Louis, Missouri, † February 1, 1900 ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1883 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Richard Frost attended St. John 's College in New York City and studied at the University of London in England after that. After a subsequent law degree from the St. Louis Law School and his admission to the bar he began in St. Louis to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1876 he ran unsuccessfully against Republican Lyne Metcalfe for Congress. Also an election challenge remains unsuccessful.

In the congressional elections of 1878 was frost but then in the third electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became Metcalfe's successor on March 4, 1879. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 2, 1883, almost two terms. Upon his reelection in 1880, his rival candidate Gustavus Sessinghaus had filed an appeal against the election results. This was on the penultimate day of the legislative session, on 2 March 1883, as upheld. Thus Richard Frost was forced to cede his position the day before the official end of the term of office of Sessinghaus, which then was for this one day a congressman.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Richard Frost practiced as a lawyer again. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on February 1, 1900 in St. Louis, where he was also buried.