Frederick W. Dallinger

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Frederick William Dallinger (October 2, 1871 – September 5, 1955) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts and a Judge of the United States Customs Court.

Frederick W. Dallinger
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Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
July 8, 1932 – October 31, 1942
Appointed byHerbert Hoover
Preceded byIsrael F. Fischer
Succeeded byCharles Drummond Lawrence
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1925
Preceded byFrederick Simpson Deitrick
Succeeded byHarry Irving Thayer
In office
November 2, 1926 – October 1, 1932
Preceded byHarry Irving Thayer
Succeeded byArthur Daniel Healey
Personal details
Frederick William Dallinger

(1871-10-02)October 2, 1871
Cambridge, Massachusetts
DiedSeptember 5, 1955(1955-09-05) (aged 83)
North Conway, New Hampshire
Resting placeCenter Lovell Cemetery
Center Lovell, Maine
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceCenter Lovell, Maine
EducationHarvard University (A.B., A.M.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)

Education and careerEdit

Born on October 2, 1871, in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Dallinger attended the common schools and graduated from Cambridge Latin School in 1889.[1] He received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1893 from Harvard University, an Artium Magister degree in 1894 from the same institution and a Bachelor of Laws in 1897 from Harvard Law School and was admitted to the bar the same year. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1894 to 1895 and a member of the Massachusetts Senate from 1896 to 1899. He was in private practice in Boston, Massachusetts from 1897 to 1932. He was a public administrator for Middlesex County, Massachusetts from 1897 to 1932. He was President of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. He was a lecturer for Harvard Law School in 1912.[2]

Congressional serviceEdit

Dallinger was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives of the 64th United States Congress and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1915 to March 3, 1925. He was Chairman of the Committee on Elections No. 1 in the 66th and 67th United States Congresses and the Committee on Education in the 68th United States Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1924, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator. He was subsequently elected to the 69th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his successor, United States Representative Harry Irving Thayer. He was reelected to the 70th, 71st and 72nd United States Congresses and served from November 2, 1926, until his resignation effective October 1, 1932, having been appointed to the federal bench.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Dallinger was nominated by President Herbert Hoover on June 20, 1932, to a seat on the United States Customs Court vacated by Judge Israel F. Fischer. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 28, 1932, and received his commission on July 8, 1932. His service terminated on October 31, 1942, due to his retirement. He was succeeded by Judge Charles Drummond Lawrence.[2]

Later years and deathEdit

After his retirement from the federal bench, Dallinger engaged in agricultural pursuits.[1] He later retired and resided in Center Lovell, Maine.[1] He died on September 5, 1955, in North Conway, New Hampshire.[2] He was interred in Center Lovell Cemetery in Center Lovell.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Frederick W. Dallinger". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  2. ^ a b c Fredrick William Dallinger at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frederick Simpson Deitrick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Harry Irving Thayer
Preceded by
Harry Irving Thayer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Arthur Daniel Healey
Legal offices
Preceded by
Israel F. Fischer
Judge of the United States Customs Court
Succeeded by
Charles Drummond Lawrence