Frank Hiscock

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Frank Hiscock
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United States Senator
from New York
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 4, 1893
Preceded by Warner Miller
Succeeded by Edward Murphy, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1834-09-06)September 6, 1834
Pompey, New York
Died June 18, 1914(1914-06-18) (aged 79)
Syracuse, New York
Political party Republican
Relations Frank H. Hiscock, nephew
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Frank Hiscock (September 6, 1834 – June 18, 1914) was a U.S. Representative and Senator from New York.


Frank Hiscock

Hiscock was born in Pompey, Onondaga County, New York, September 6, 1834. He graduated from Pompey Academy and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Tully, Onondaga County, New York

Hiscock was district attorney of Onondaga County from 1860 to 1863. He was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1867. He was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1877, until his resignation on March 4, 1887, at the close of the Forty-ninth Congress, having been elected Senator. He was chairman of the Committee on Appropriations (Forty-seventh Congress). He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1887, to March 4, 1893. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. He served as the chairman of the Committee on Organization, Conduct, and Expenditures of Executive Departments (Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses).

He resumed the practice of law in Syracuse, New York. He died in Syracuse, New York on June 18, 1914 of apoplexy.[1] He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.


  1. ^ "Ex-Senator Hiscock Dies In 80th Year. Old-School Politician Stricken With Apoplexy at His Home In Syracuse. Was Twice A Democrat. Supported Greeley and Then Again Became a Republican. Elected U. S. Senator In 1887". New York Times. June 19, 1914. Retrieved 2010-10-26. Ex-United States Senator Frank Hiscock, one of the old-school politicians, ... died at his home in Syracuse yesterday from an attack of apoplexy. ... 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Elias W. Leavenworth
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 25th congressional district

March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1887
Succeeded by
James J. Belden
United States Senate
Preceded by
Warner Miller
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New York
March 4, 1887 – March 4, 1893
Served alongside: William M. Evarts, David B. Hill
Succeeded by
Edward Murphy, Jr.