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Frederick C. Hicks

Frederick Charles Hicks (originally Frederick Hicks Cocks; March 6, 1872 - December 14, 1925) was a United States Representative from New York.

Frederick C. Hicks
Frederick C. Hicks.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byLathrop Brown
Succeeded byRobert L. Bacon
Personal details
Born(1872-03-06)March 6, 1872
Westbury, New York
DiedDecember 14, 1925(1925-12-14) (aged 53)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican


He was born in Westbury, New York on March 6, 1872. He attended the public schools, Swarthmore College, and Harvard University.

He engaged in banking, and was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress. He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1915 to March 3, 1923. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1922 and declined a diplomatic position to Uruguay tendered by President Warren Harding. Hicks was eastern director of the Republican National Committee campaign in 1924, and was appointed by President Calvin Coolidge as a member of the commission to represent the United States at the celebration of the Centennial of the Battle of Aracucho, held at Lima, Peru, during December 1924.

He was appointed Alien Property Custodian on April 10, 1925, and served until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1925. Interment was in Quaker Cemetery, Westbury, Long Island.

Frederick C. Hicks' brother, William Willets Cocks, was also a U.S. Representative from New York.

Rep. Hicks was a supporter of women's suffrage. He had been at the bedside of his dying wife prior to the final vote on the Nineteenth Amendment in 1918, but left at her urging to take part in the vote. He provided the final, crucial vote, and then returned home for her funeral.[1]

He died on December 14, 1925.


  1. ^ Gail Collins, New York Times, Favorite August , August 13, 2010

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Frederick C. Hicks (id: H000564)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Frederick C. Hicks at Find a Grave
  • Works by or about Frederick C. Hicks at Internet Archive
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lathrop Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert L. Bacon