Frederic T. Greenhalge

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Frederic Thomas Greenhalge (born July 19, 1842 in Clitheroe , England , †  March 5, 1896 in Lowell , Massachusetts ) was an American politician and governor of the state of Massachusetts from 1894 to 1896 . Between 1889 and 1891 he represented his state in the US House of Representatives .

Early years and political advancement

Frederic Greenhalge came to Lowell, Massachusetts with his parents at an early age. There he attended public schools. He later began studying at Harvard University , but did not finish. During the Civil War , he served in the Union Army for five months. After that he worked as a teacher and studied law at the same time. He was admitted to the bar in 1865.

Greenhalge became a member of the Republican Party . From 1868 to 1869 he was a member of the Lowell City Council. In this city he was also a member of the school committee between 1871 and 1873. From 1874 to 1884 he served as a judge at Lowell. At the same time he was mayor there between 1880 and 1881. At that time he applied unsuccessfully for a seat in the State Senate . In 1884 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention , and in 1885 he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives for a term .

Congressman and Governor

Between March 4, 1889 and March 3, 1891, Greenhalge was a member of the US Congress . In 1890 he was not re-elected to this office. On November 7, 1893, Frederic Greenhalge was elected the new governor of his state, where he prevailed with 53:43 percent of the vote against the Democrat John E. Russell . He held this office between January 4, 1894 and his death on March 5, 1896. During this time, the state's debts from the civil war were repaid. His term in office was overshadowed by an economic crisis. In 1894 he was faced with a march of around 5,000 unemployed people. He managed to calm the demonstrators and prevent further riots. Frederic Greenhalge was married to Isabel Nesmith, with whom he had four children.

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