Frederick Miles

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Frederick Miles

Frederick Miles (born December 19, 1815 in Goshen , Litchfield County , Connecticut , †  November 20, 1896 in Salisbury , Connecticut) was an American politician . Between 1879 and 1883 and again from 1889 to 1891 he represented the state of Connecticut in the US House of Representatives .


Frederick Miles attended public schools in his home country and then completed further education. Until 1857 he was active in the trade in his native Goshen. In 1858 he moved first to Twinlakes and then to Salisbury, where he worked in the iron industry. Politically, Miles became a member of the Republican Party . Between 1877 and 1879 he was a member of the Connecticut Senate . In the congressional election of 1878 he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in Washington, DC in the fourth constituency of Connecticut . There he took over from the Democrat Levi Warner on March 4, 1879 . After re-election in 1880, he was able to complete two consecutive terms in Congress until March 3, 1883 . In 1882 he declined to be nominated again by his party.

In the congressional elections of 1888 he returned to the political stage. As his party's candidate, he was re-elected to the US House of Representatives, where he spent another legislative period between March 4, 1889 and March 3, 1891 as the successor to the Democrat Miles T. Granger . In the elections of 1890 he was defeated by Robert E. De Forest . After his tenure in the US House of Representatives, Miles withdrew from politics and devoted himself to his personal and business affairs. He died on November 20, 1896 near Salisbury, where he was also buried.

Web links

  • Frederick Miles in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)