Frederic C. Walcott

Frederic Collin Walcott (February 19, 1869 – April 27, 1949) was a United States Senator from Connecticut.

Frederic Collin Walcott
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United States Senator
from Connecticut
In office
March 4, 1929 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byGeorge P. McLean
Succeeded byFrancis T. Maloney
Member of the Connecticut Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1869-02-19)February 19, 1869
New York Mills, New York
DiedApril 27, 1949(1949-04-27) (aged 80)
Stamford, Connecticut
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Frances Dana Archbold, Mary Hussey Guthrie


Born in New York Mills, Oneida County, New York, Walcott attended the public schools of Utica, New York and graduated from Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville, New Jersey) in 1886, from Phillips Academy (Andover, Massachusetts) in 1887 and from Yale University in 1891, where he was a member of Skull and Bones.[1]:21 He married Frances Dana Archbold February 14, 1899, and she died the same year. He married Mary Hussey Guthrie on April 3, 1907, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.[2]


Walcott moved to New York City in 1907 and engaged in the manufacture of cotton cloth and in banking. When Walcott moved to Norfolk, Connecticut in 1910, he continued his business connections in New York City until 1921 when he retired from active business pursuits.

During the First World War, Walcott served with the United States Food Administration as assistant to Herbert Hoover; was decorated by the Government of France with the Legion of Honor and by Poland with the Officer's Cross.[2] He was president of the Connecticut Board of Fisheries and Game from 1923 to 1928 and chairman of the Connecticut Water Commission from 1925 to 1928. He was a delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut in 1924, 1928, and 1932;[3]

Walcott was a member of the State senate from 1925 to 1929, serving as President Pro Tempore from 1927 to 1929. He was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1929, to January 3, 1935,[4] and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934.

From 1935 to 1939, Walcott was Commissioner of welfare of Connecticut, and a member of the advisory committee of the Human Welfare Group of Yale University from 1920 to 1948, and of Bethume Cookman College, Daytona, Florida, from 1922 to 1948. He also served as regent of the Smithsonian Institution from 1941 to 1948.[5]


Walcott died in Stamford, Connecticut on April 27, 1949 (age 80 years, 67 days). He is interred at New Milford Center Cemetery in New Milford.[6]


  1. ^ "OBITUARY RECORD OF GRADUATES OF YALE UNIVERSITY DECEASED DURING THE YEAR 1948-1949" (PDF). Yale University. January 1, 1950. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Frederic C. Walcott". Millennia. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Frederic C. Walcott". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Frederic C. Walcott". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Frederick C. Walcott". Brooklyn Museum. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Frederic C. Walcott". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 10 January 2013.

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U.S. Senate
Preceded by
George P. McLean
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Connecticut
Succeeded by
Francis T. Maloney