Louis A. Frothingham
|Louis Adams Frothingham|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 14th district
March 4, 1921 – August 23, 1928
|Preceded by||Richard Olney|
|Succeeded by||Richard B. Wigglesworth|
|41st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|
|Governor||Ebenezer Sumner Draper (1909-1910)
Eugene Foss (1910-1911)
|Preceded by||Ebenezer Sumner Draper|
|Succeeded by||Robert Luce|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives
11th Suffolk District
|Speaker Massachusetts House of Representatives|
July 13, 1871|
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts,
|Died||August 23, 1928
North Haven, Maine,
|Spouse(s)||Mary Shreve Ames|
|Alma mater||Adams Academy, Harvard University, 1893; Harvard Law School, 1896|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||Battery A of the Massachusetts Field Artillery,
Massachusetts National Guard
Massachusetts Naval Brigade, Auxiliary Naval Force
United States Marine Corps
United States Army
|Years of service||April 25, 1895 - April 25, 1898
May 1898 - January 1899
|Battles/wars||Spanish American War,
World War I
Louis Adams Frothingham (July 13, 1871 – August 23, 1928) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Jamaica Plain on July 13, 1871. He attended the public schools and Adams Academy. He graduated from Harvard University in 1893 (where he was a member of the Porcellian) and from Harvard Law School in 1896. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Boston. He served as second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in the Spanish-American War.
He was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served as Speaker. He served as the 41st Lieutenant Governor 1909-1911, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1911. He was lecturer at Harvard. He then moved to North Easton and continued the practice of law. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916. Frothingham served as a major in the United States Army during World War I. He was a member of the commission to visit the soldiers and sailors from Massachusetts in France. He served as first vice commander of the Massachusetts branch of the American Legion in 1919. He was overseer of Harvard University for eighteen years.
On May 9, 1916, Frothington married Mary Shreve Ames in North Easton, Massachusetts. Mary Shreve Ames was a member of the wealthy and prominent Ames family of Easton, Massachusetts, she was the sister of Frederick Lothrop Ames the great niece of Congressman Oakes Ames, and the first cousin, once removed of Oliver Ames who was Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Massachusetts.
Election to Congress
Frothingham was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1921, until his death on board the yacht Winsome in North Haven, Maine on August 23, 1928. His interment was in Village Cemetery in North Easton.
- Who's who in State Politics, 1911 Practical Politics (1911) pp. 6–7.
- Sherburne, John H.: Battery A: Field Artillery M. V. M., 1895-1905, (1908) pp. 14, 18, 184-185.
- Bridgman, Arthur Milnor.: A Souvenir of Massachusetts Legislators (1901) p. 179.
- Sherburne, John H. (1908), Battery A: Field Artillery M. V. M., 1895-1905, Boston, MA: Battery A: Field Artillery M. V. M., pp. 14, 18.
- Sherburne, John H. (1908), Battery A: Field Artillery M. V. M., 1895-1905, Boston, MA: Battery A: Field Artillery M. V. M., pp. 184–185.
- Castle, William Richards (September 1916), The Harvard Graduates' Magazine Vol XXV N. XCVII, Boston, MA: The Harvard Graduates' Magazine Association, pp. 184–185.
James J. Myers
|Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
1904 — 1905
John N. Cole
Ebenezer Sumner Draper
|Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts