Austin F. Pike
Austin Franklin Pike (October 16, 1819 – October 8, 1886) was a United States Representative and Senator from New Hampshire. Born in Hebron, New Hampshire, he pursued an academic course, studied law, and was admitted to the bar of Merrimack County in 1845. He was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1850 to 1852 and in 1865–1866, and served as speaker during the last two years. He was a member of the New Hampshire Senate in 1857–1858, serving as president the last year.
Austin Franklin Pike
|United States Senator from|
March 4, 1883 – October 8, 1886
|Preceded by||Edward H. Rollins|
|Succeeded by||Person C. Cheney|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New Hampshire's 2nd district
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
|Preceded by||Samuel N. Bell|
|Succeeded by||Samuel N. Bell|
|President of the |
New Hampshire Senate
|Preceded by||Moody Currier|
|Succeeded by||Joseph A. Gilmore|
|Member of the |
New Hampshire Senate
|Speaker of the |
New Hampshire House of Representatives
|Preceded by||William E. Chandler|
|Succeeded by||Simon G. Griffin|
|Born||October 16, 1819|
Hebron, New Hampshire
|Died||October 8, 1886 (aged 66)|
Franklin, New Hampshire
Pike was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875) and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress. He was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate after a lengthy deadlocked election in the New Hampshire Legislature and served from August 2, 1883, until his death. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Claims (Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses). He died in Franklin, New Hampshire; interment was in Franklin Cemetery.
Pike married twice; he married his second wife, Caroline White, in 1850 and had three children with her - Helen, Edward E., and Leila. His daughter Helen married Frank Nesmith Parsons, Pike's law partner from 1879 until his death; Parsons was later Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court (1902–1924).
- Jenks, p. 45
- Jenks, p. 44
- Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Austin F. Pike (1888)
- United States Congress. "Austin F. Pike (id: P000345)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Jenks, George E. (1866), Political Journal for the State of The New Hampshire 1867, Concord, New Hampshire: McFarland and Jenks
- "A Long Dead-Lock Broken: Austin F. Pike Elected Senator from New-Hampshire". The New York Times. August 3, 1883. p. 1. Retrieved July 26, 2016.