Frank E. Guernsey

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Frank Edward Guernsey
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th district
In office
November 3, 1908 – March 3, 1917
Preceded by Llewellyn Powers
Succeeded by Ira G. Hersey
Member of the
Maine Senate
In office
1903–1903
Member of the
Maine House of Representatives
In office
1897–1899
Treasurer of
Piscataquis County, Maine
In office
1890 – December 31, 1896
Personal details
Born October 15, 1866
Dover, Maine
Died January 1, 1927
Boston, Massachusetts
Resting place Dover Cemetery, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Josephine Frances Lyford, m. June 16, 1887
Children Thompson L. Guernsey, born, February 17, 1904.
Alma mater Eastman's College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Religion Methodist

Frank Edward Guernsey (October 15, 1866 – January 1, 1927) was a U.S. Representative from Maine.

Early life[edit]

Guernsey the son of Edward Hersey Guernsey and Hannah (Thompson) Guernsey was born in Dover, Maine on October 15, 1866.[1]

Education[edit]

Guernsey attended the common schools, Foxcroft Academy, Eastern Maine Conference Seminary, Bucksport, Maine, Wesleyan Seminary, Kents Hill, Maine, and Eastman's College, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Family life[edit]

Guernsey married Josephine Frances Lyford on June 16, 1887, in Vinal Haven, Maine. They had a son Thompson L. Guernsey, who was born at Dover on February 17, 1904.[2]

Legal career[edit]

Guernsey studied law in the office of Honorable Willis E. Parsons, of Foxcroft, Maine, he was admitted to the bar in September, 1890 and commenced practice in Dover, Maine.[1]

Early political career[edit]

Guernsey was elected treasurer of Piscataquis County, Maine in In September, 1890, and he was re-elected twice, serving in this office until December 31, 1896.[1]

Service in the Maine legislature[edit]

Guernsey served as member of the Maine House of Representatives from 1897 to 1899. He served in the Maine Senate in 1903.

Congressional service[edit]

Guernsey was elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Llewellyn Powers. Guernsey was reelected to the Sixty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from November 3, 1908, to March 3, 1917. He did not run for reelection but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Senator.

1908 Republican National Convention[edit]

Guernsey served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908.[2]

Later business career[edit]

In 1905 Guernsey was elected as the president of the Piscataquis Savings Bank.[2] He was also a trustee of the University of Maine.

Death and burial[edit]

Guernseydied in Boston, Massachusetts, January 1, 1927. He was interred in Dover Cemetery, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.

End notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sprague, John Francis (January 1916), Sprague's Journal of Maine History, Vol. III, No. 4: The First and the Present Congressman from the Bangor, Maine Congressional District, Dover, Maine: John Francis Sprague, p. 136. 
  2. ^ a b c Sprague, John Francis (January 1916), Sprague's Journal of Maine History, Vol. III, No. 4: The First and the Present Congressman from the Bangor, Maine Congressional District, Dover, Maine: John Francis Sprague, p. 137. 

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Llewellyn Powers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 4th congressional district

November 3, 1908 – March 3, 1917
Succeeded by
Ira G. Hersey
Business positions
Preceded by
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President of Piscataquis Savings Bank
I905–
Succeeded by
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