|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849
|Preceded by||William C. McCauslen|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Cable|
|Died||November 13, 1866
|Resting place||Catholic Cemetery|
Born in Pennsylvania in 1799, Fries attended the common schools. He studied medicine and commenced practice in Hanoverton, Ohio, in 1833. Fries was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845–March 3, 1849). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1848.
Fries subsequently moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and resumed the practice of medicine. He served as the treasurer of Hamilton County, Ohio from 1860-1862 during the first years of the American Civil War before retiring from public service.
He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 13, 1866, and was interred in the Catholic Cemetery.
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